In that match, Chelsea managed 69% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Chelsea, the goals were scored by Mason Mount (43'), Antonio Rüdiger (55' Own goal) and Jorginho (58'). Sheffield United got 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that much respect should be given to the Chelsea defence. The Blues have been mean at the back, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 outings standing at 4. That pattern might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Heading into this contest, Chelsea are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Newcastle United go into this match following on from a 3-2 Premier League win versus Southampton in their most recent game.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 25% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Newcastle United, goals were scored by Joe Willock (16') and Miguel Almirón (26', 45'). Southampton got 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Takumi Minamino (30') and James Ward-Prowse (48') scored for Southampton.
The stats don’t lie, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. At the back, The Magpies have some weaknesses to address.
Ahead of this clash, Newcastle United have left without a victory over Chelsea when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. Not good.
We’re inclined to think that Newcastle United are dangerous enough to breach the defence of this Chelsea team, although that may not quite be as many as they’ll concede. We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 victory for Chelsea when the full-time whistle blows.
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