Chelsea host Newcastle United on Saturday within the day’s early kick-off, as Rafa Benitez returns to London to face his former membership.
The Spaniard shall be trying to silence his haters as soon as once more this weekend because the Magpies head down south in an try and climb into the highest half of the Premier League.
The Toon Military managed to safe a degree towards West Brom on Tuesday night time after a late comeback left the scoreline at 2-2. In the meantime, Chelsea scraped previous Swansea 1-Zero, regardless of dominating for almost all of spells.
Chelsea Three-Four Newcastle United (September 13 2010)
This fixture was an absolute cracker; a correct cup tie.
You’ll count on the house facet to stroll away with this one and it actually appeared as if it was going to go that method simply six minutes into the encounter, when Patrick van Aanholt put the Blues into an early lead.
However the sport did not go as deliberate for Chelsea because the Magpies bagged two unanswered objectives.
Nicolas Anelka pulled one again although with 20 minutes to go and the sport was again on, and with three minutes remaining, the Chelsea ahead had the chance to sq. issues up from the spot. The ball hit the again of the online and all of Newcastle’s laborious work had be undone.
The sport was within the dying levels and the Toon snatched the victory off Chelsea, which appeared ever so more likely to finish in a draw, to ship Newcastle into the following spherical.
Chelsea are set to rotate as soon as once more with their all-important Champions League tie arising subsequent Tuesday. Michy Batshuayi and Charly Musonda look set to each miss out as soon as once more by harm.
David Luiz can even sit out after Antonio Conte confirmed the Brazilian had fluid on his knee. Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta had been rested towards Swansea and are set to rejoin the facet on Saturday.
The guests are with out their captain
Predicted Chelsea Lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Hazard, Morata, Willian.
Predicted Newcastle Lineup:
Each Chelsea and Newcastle endured robust evenings in the course of the week solely simply managing to safe factors.
The Toon might decide to play and use the identical techniques which Swansea used on the Bridge on Wednesday night time because the Blues bought annoyed each on and off the sphere.
Chelsea have received the final 4 on the trot towards the Magpies at Stamford Bridge however will face a stern Rafa Benitez facet come Saturday. With the qualities the Blues have, and solely conceding one purpose within the final 5 video games, it is going to be very tough for Newcastle who’ve solely netted 13 occasions this season.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-Zero Newcastle United