Chelsea vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 15 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are once again back to their best after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel. They are on a winning run, are scoring goals at a consistent rate, and have once again got their defensive mojo back.
They are also at the Stamford Bridge, and here they have been an even bigger powerhouse this season.
Currently they are placed fifth in the table, and need a surplus of just one point to break into the top-four.
Moreover, the third-placed Leicester and the fourth-placed Liverpool are taking on each other this weekend, and this gives the Blues further opportunity to be in the running for Champions League qualification.
Meanwhile, the Magpies are one of the worst teams in the competition. They are placed 16th in the table, and only two other squads have conceded more goals than them this campaign,
They are also on the road, and in away matches they have been simply abysmal the past several months.
And finally, Tuchel’s men have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Chelsea to deliver a winning performance this Monday.
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-2 win for the Blues.
- They had also won seven of the former nine encounters.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the preceding eleven meetings.
- At this venue, the hosts are on an eight-match winning run.
- The home team had scored a total of 21 goals from the preceding eight clashes at this ground.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction
Tuchel’s men won 1-2 on the road the last match-day, against Sheffield United. In the meantime, Steve Bruce’s men recorded a 3-2 win at home the past game week, against Southampton.
Going on, the Blues are on an eight-match unbeaten run, and of these six were wins. Note that they are also on a three-fixture winning streak.
And at home, their only defeats since March of 2020 had come against Manchester City, and Liverpool.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 12 of their preceding 14 overall matches, and they had lost seven of their former nine games. On the road, they had also lost eight of their previous ten fixtures.
And at this venue, the hosts are on an eight-match winning run, and have scored in huge numbers in the process.
As such, expect Chelsea to deliver a thumping win this Monday.