Newcastle vs Chelsea FC: Prediction, team news, kick off time, TV, live stream, h2h results - preview today

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Newcastle vs Chelsea FC: Prediction, team news, kick off time, TV, live stream, h2h results - preview today

Newcastle’s new ownership has not provided a boost on the pitch so far and they face the daunting task of taking on Premier League leaders Chelsea this afternoon.

While the home side may be in utter disarray on the pitch this season, Tuchel’s rotational options didn’t exactly make a pressing case for more regular minutes during Tuesday night’s win over Southampton in the Carabao Cup.

Indeed, with Manchester City and Liverpool facing reasonably tough-looking fixtures against Crystal Palace and Brighton respectively, the game at St James’ Park offers a real opportunity for Chelsea to set the pace in the title race.

Having rested a number of key players in midweek, Tuchel will surely bring out the big guns on Tyneside.

Considering the defensive problems Newcastle have endured thus far, the kind of performance they displayed against Norwich could feasibly lead to similar results.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Newcastle vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off today, Saturday, October 30, 2021.

The match will take place at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Where to watch Newcastle vs Chelsea

Saturday’s match will not be televised live in the UK, but you can watch highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:30pm BST.

You can also keep up to date with events on Tyneside with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

Newcastle vs Chelsea lineups and team news

Newcastle: Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Hayden, Longstaff, Fraser, Wilson

Subs: Dubravka, Schar, Joelinton, Shelvey, Lewis, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle

Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Azpilicueta, Sarr

Newcastle vs Chelsea prediction

With only Norwich conceding more often than Newcastle, it’s not hard to imagine Chelsea proving able to rack up the goals again on Saturday.

Chelsea to win 3-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Chelsea wins: 76

Draws: 39

Newcastle wins: 54

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