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Newcastle will be looking to extend their brilliant run when they welcome Chelsea to St James Park for their Premier League Matchday 16 tie on Saturday. Geordie excitement continues to soar following Newcastle’s emphatic 4-1 win over Southampton last time out in the Premier League. That south coast success has left Newcastle surveying the standings from the lofty heights of third place and it has also left the St James' Park faithful dreaming about the prospect of taking their place at the top table of European football for the first time in nearly two decades. Eddie Howe's team will now face an acid-test of their top-four credentials when they come up against two-time European champions Chelsea this weekend. The honeymoon period certainly appears to be over for Graham Potter following a three-match losing sequence in all competitions, the most recent of which saw them crash out of the EFL Cup. The Blues currently occupy the seventh place in the table following back-to-back defeats in the league, and they will face little respite when they make the trip to Tyneside this weekend.
Newcastle vs Chelsea head to headBoth sides have met in 61 encounters since 1993 with Chelsea claiming 34 victories, while Newcastle have claimed 15 victories and there have been 12 draws.
- Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle 13/03/22
- Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea 30/10/21
- Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle 15/02/21
- Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea 21/11/20
- Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea 18/01/20
- Newcastle 3-2 Crystal Palace (AP)
- Southampton 1-4 Newcastle
- Newcastle 4-0 Aston Villa
- Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle
- Newcastle 1-0 Everton
- Man City 2-0 Chelsea
- Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
- Chelsea 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb
- Brighton 4-1 Chelsea
- Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea
Newcastle team newsNewcastle will be without Emil Krafth, Matt Ritchie, Alexander Isak, Paul Dummett and Ryan Fraser due to injuries.
Chelsea team newsChelsea will be without N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka due to injuries, while Jorginho is doubt.
Prediction and odd
- Newcastle win
- Both sides to score
- Correct score 2-1