James CookeChelsea v Newcastle, Saturday October 19, 15:00, Stamford Bridge. The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break with in-form Chelsea playing host to Newcastle, who are now outside the relegation zone following a recent victory over Manchester United.
The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break with in-form Chelsea playing host to Newcastle, who are now outside the relegation zone following a recent victory over Manchester United.
Chelsea have won four matches in a row and are in good form – bouncing back from their home defeat against Liverpool last month.
Chelsea matches have averaged four goals per game in the Premier League this season – more than any other side in the division apart from Man City. This is set to be a match that follows such a pattern – Newcastle have shipped eight goals across their past two away matches and conceded three at Norwich earlier this season, and this is one of the best online betting odds for the matchday. Over 4.5 goals is 4/1 at 888Sport.
Linked into the previous bet, the Magpies are likely to find the net due to Chelsea’s defensive vulnerability but the Blues should still have more than enough to secure a reasonably comfortable victory. Odds of 21/10 of such an outcome are worth attention, available at 10Bet.
Head to Head
Chelsea have won five of the last six matches between the two including each of the meetings last season – the Blues won 2-1 at Newcastle and ran out 2-1 victors in the home match.
With 32 goals in their eight league games, Chelsea’s matches have had more goals per game than any other side so far apart from Manchester City (36).
Only basement side Watford (4) have scored fewer goals than Newcastle (5) in the Premier League this campaign.
Newcastle have only won three of their last 15 Premier League away matches – a run dating back to December 2018.
Chelsea have lost just of their last 26 home matches in the Premier League.
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