The international break came at a frustrating time for Chelsea when they were finally picking up their form. They scored 4 goals each against the sides who were top of the table at the moment.
Chelsea will look to pick up where they left off when they travel for one of the toughest away trips in the division.
Newcastle vs Chelsea Prediction
Speaking on The Overlap, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville made a joint score prediction ahead of Newcastle versus Chelsea. They both agreed on a home win at St James’ Park for the Magpies this weekend.
On being asked about what was his prediction, Carragher said: “I think Newcastle at home.”
Neville added: “2-0 Newcastle. Chelsea aren’t scoring up there.”
St James’ Park has always been a tough trip for the Blues
If you ask any Chelsea fan which away ground do you hate playing at the most, many would probably say St. James’ Park. It hasn’t been a good place for Chelsea even during times when the Blues were soaring and the Magpies were mediocre. Chelsea lost 1-0 in their most recent encounter at that stadium last season.
Newcastle are dealing with a few injury concerns at the moment. Harvey Barnes, Callum Wilson, Matt Targett, and Sven Botman will all miss the match. Miguel Almiron, Fabian Schar and Alexander Isak are also doubtful. But the fact that 2 football pundits predicted Newcastle to win despite everything, says a lot about how hard a trip it has been for the Blues.
While Newcastle have injury problems, Pochettino has a huge injury boost. Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia have returned from their respective injuries and might make their first appearance for Chelsea.
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