Newcastle vs Chelsea Preview
Newcastle United and Chelsea face each other at St. James’ Park on day 3 of the new Premier League campaign. The Magpies shared the spoils with Cardiff City at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they missed a penalty in the dying seconds of the match. Rafa Benitez’s men are eyeing their first win of the season, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s football match against Chelsea, who made a flying start to the season. Following a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town, the Blues defeat Arsenal in the local derby at the weekend, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Newcastle. Alvaro Morata scored his first goal of the season in the 3-2 win over Arsenal and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Did you know?
Newcastle have won four of their last five Premier League home matches against Chelsea, most recently doing so 3-0 on the final day of last season. They drew the other encounter.
The Magpies have won their three PL home matches on a Sunday in 2018, while Chelsea have lost all three of theirs away from home.
Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 110 PL goals, with 69 goals and 41 assists. Only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, with 237 and 159 respectively, have had a hand in more goals for Chelsea in the competition.
Maurizio Sarri could become the fifth Chelsea manager or head coach to win his opening three PL matches, after Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink and Jose Mourinho.