Connect with us

Team Line-up

Chelsea vs Newcastle – Head-to-Head, Team News, Lineups, Prediction, Key Stats and Everything you need to know



Chelsea entertain Newcastle United on Monday night as the Blues are looking to make it five wins in a row in all competitions under new head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Tammy Abraham scored the only goal in Thursday’s win against an impressive and resolute Barnsley side as he fired Tuchel’s men into the quarter-final of the FA Cup. (BBC)

Newcastle come into the game off the back of two wins in their last three games in the Premier League as pressure has slightly eased on manager Steve Bruce.

Since the former PSG head coach replaced Frank Lampard, there is no question Tuchel has made a positive impression. Firstly, by changing to a back three and secondly defensively looking a lot more organised as the Blues have only conceded once in five games under the German.

After Liverpool’s 3-1 loss away at Leicester, a win against the Magpies would see Chelsea go two points clear of last seasons champions and leapfrog them into fourth.

In the reverse fixture at St James’ Park back in late November Chelsea ran out comfortable 2-0 winners as Federico Fernandez put through his own net and Tammy Abraham finished off a lightning counter-attack.

That win put Chelsea up to 2nd place and it just shows how quickly things can change in football and especially in these uncertain times we are in.

Team news

In Friday’s press conference Tuchel provided an update on the fitness of four players ahead of Monday’s game. He (Tuchel) confirmed Thiago Silva will miss the game as he is still recovering from the injury sustained in the win at Tottenham and is aiming to be fit for Saturday’s match against Southampton.

The German also said that Andreas Christensen who came off at half time in midweek with a head injury didn’t suffer concussion and is vying with Kurt Zouma for a place in the centre of the back three.

Timo Werner has resumed full training after missing the fifth round FA Cup win at Oakwell with a dead leg and Kai Havertz has also recently been missing due to a knock, and it is unclear whether the summer arrival will be passed fit for Monday night’s contest.

Hot News!!   TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star

For Newcastle, striker Callum Wilson and defenders Fabian Schar and Javier Manquillo are all facing up to eight weeks out with injuries suffered during last Saturday’s 3-2 win over Southampton.

Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is suspended after being sent off during the same game. Ciaran Clark is available after missing the Saints game because his partner had gone into labour, while fellow defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez are both doubts for the visitors.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron should both keep their spots in attacking areas for the Magpies, while Joelinton replaced Wilson off the bench against Southampton, and it seems likely that the Brazilian will get the nod over Andy Carroll in the final third at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel

“I feel the bond between the players, yes we have to improve when things become difficult or complicated and we have to prove we are a strong group.”

Match facts

Chelsea have only lost one of their 25 home Premier League games against Newcastle United a 2-0 defeat in May 2012 as Papiss Cisse scored a memorable goal.

Chelsea are looking to win eight consecutive home top-flight matches against an opponent for the first time since winning nine in a row against West Brom between 1984 and 2013.

Hot News!!   Another Problem as Rudiger, Kepa, James, and Azpilicueta all involved in fights against another

Only against Aston Villa (9) has Olivier Giroud scored more Premier League goals than he has against the Magpies (8).

Miguel Almirón has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games for Newcastle, as many as in his previous 32 in the competition. However, all four of his strikes this season have come in home games.

Form(all competitions)

  • Chelsea – WWWWD
  • Thursday 11th February – Barnsley 0-1 Chelsea
  • Sunday 7th February – Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea
  • Thursday 4th February – Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea
  • Sunday 31st January – Chelsea 2-0 Burnley
  • Wednesday 27th January – Chelsea 0-0 Wolves
  • Newcastle – WLWLL
  • Saturday 6th February – Newcastle 3-2 Southampton
  • Tuesday 2nd February – Newcastle 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • Saturday 30th January – Everton 0-2 Newcastle
  • Tuesday 26th January – Newcastle 1-2 Leeds
  • Saturday 23rd January – Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

Predicted line ups
Chelsea – 3-4-2-1: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Werner.

Newcastle – 4-4-2: Darlow; Krafth, Clark, Dummett, Lewis; Willock, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron; Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle


Last 24-hours

Injury Update

Transfer News

Featured3 weeks ago

Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea

Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...

Post-Match4 weeks ago

How much chelsea will make if the win against man city

Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...

Transfer News2 months ago

Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...

Transfer News2 months ago

Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season

We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...

Transfer News2 months ago

Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...

Transfer News2 months ago

Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned

Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...

Transfer News2 months ago

Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.

Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star

Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly considering to hijack Eric Garcia’s proposed move to La Liga giants Barcelona after the Catalans...

Transfer News2 months ago

“Thomas Tuchel wants him’ Reports Claims Chelsea Are interested in Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho

Chelsea are one of three Premier League teams who are pursuing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to The...