HomeChelseaNewcastle United vs Chelsea: Preview, team news, predicted XI...

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Preview, team news, predicted XI and more | Premier League 2020-21

- Advertisement -

Newcastle United vs Chelsea
Time – India: 06:00 PM (Saturday); UK: 12:30 PM (Saturday)
Venue: St. James’ Park
Referee: Craig Pawson

The Premier League returns after the two-week international break with a game in the northeast of England on Saturday when Newcastle United will host Chelsea at St. James’ Park.

- Advertisement -

The home side have made a steady start to the season with 11 points from their opening eight games. But they are coming up against a Chelsea side who were building up to steam before the international break. They have won four on the bounce in all competitions and have conceded just once in their last six games.

Frank Lampard will hope that his side will be able to pick up from where they left off before the break and produce another solid performance away from home at Newcastle on Saturday. But Steve Bruce will back the Magpies to get something from the game despite Chelsea’s form before the international break.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head

Total games – 197

Newcastle wins – 54

Chelsea wins – 74

Games drawn – 39

Chelsea have the superior record over Newcastle since their first meeting in September 1907 in a League Division One game.

While Newcastle did beat Chelsea at St. James’ Park in their last meeting in January but it came on the back of three straight wins for the Blues over the Magpies. However, Newcastle have won two of their last games at home against the west London club.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Recent form

Newcastle: L-W-D-L-W

Chelsea: W-W-W-W-D

Newcastle are coming into the game on the back of some indifferent form and went into the break following a 2-0 loss at Southampton. But the story for Chelsea is completely different and they have won their last four in all competitions.

Frank Lampard’s side also went into the break on the back of a solid 4-1 win over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Team news


Steve Bruce is dealing with a number of injury problems in his squad with Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle, Martin Dubravka, Ryan Fraser, Paul Dummett and Matt Ritchie all expected to be sidelined for the game.

The Newcastle manage sounded hopeful in his pre-match conference about having Callum Wilson in the squad when Chelsea visit Tyneside on Saturday.


Kai Havertz has returned to training after recovering from COVID but there are doubts whether he will feature in the starting eleven against Newcastle. Christian Pulisic is yet to recover from a hamstring injury as well and will miss the trip to the northeast.

Frank Lampard has also confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be travelling to Newcastle after returning from international duty on Thursday.

Ben Chilwell is expected to shake off a back problem and feature in the starting eleven for Chelsea on Saturday.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Probable XI

Newcastle: Darlow; Murphy, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Hendrick, Hayden, Longstaff; Saint-Maximin, Wilson.

Chelsea: Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner


Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Where to watch

India: Star Sports 2, Star Sports Select HD 2

UK: BT Sport 1

Stream in India: Disney+ Hotstar

Stream in the UK: BT Sport App

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Prediction

Chelsea might have lost in two of their last three visits to St. James’ Park, they are going to Tyneside on Saturday on the back of real momentum and form and are favourites to get all three points.

Newcastle can be a tough team to beat home and their defensive tactics could keep the Blues at bay for some time but Chelsea are likely to find the breakthrough and leave Tyneside with another win in their bag.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea predicted scoreline: 1-2

Also Read: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Preview, team news, predicted XI and more | La Liga 2020-21

- Advertisement -

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

Why are more and more MotoGP riders using the Noson nasal dilator?

Introduction MotoGP riders or athletes are physically fit and healthy individuals and their muscles are continuously functioning and used during the performance. As a fan...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Suresh Raina Batted India Into The Finals of 2011 World Cup

Its been 9 years, since India won the Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka on 2 April, 2011. The images and visuals of...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Age Fraud in Indian Cricket: Are players really to be blamed?

There have been times while watching a cricket match when we tend to hear commentators comment on cricketers’ age. We as fans have many...

Southampton XI if they didn’t sell their star players

Southampton, a club located in the south coast of England, have one of the most renowned youth academies in the Premier League.  Despite producing class...

Ajax XI if they didn’t sell their star players

Based in Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, who incidentally draw their name from the legendary Greek hero of the same name, are the most successful club...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -