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Newcastle to win 2-0 against Chelsea- 14/1!


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Chelsea vs Newcastle United

May 28, 2023

4:30 pm GMT+1

Chelsea vs Newcastle United match preview

While Newcastle United have ended their 20-year wait for Champions League qualification, Chelsea are almost guaranteed their lowest finish for 29 years.

On Monday night, Newcastle needed just a point to rubber stamp a top four finish and did just that, albeit frustratingly held to a goalless draw by Leicester at St James’ Park.

Nevertheless, having lost just two of their last 13, Eddie Howe’s team now cannot be caught by Liverpool, with Champions League football set to return to Tyneside in September.

Given that Newcastle will be in pot 4, two or possibly even three of Europe’s juggernauts will be making the pilgrimage to the North East later this year.

Here, having won the reverse fixture 1-0 in November, can the Toon Army complete a first league-double over Chelsea since 1986/87?

As for the Blues, the only good news is that the season will finally be over following this match.

On Thursday night, Frank Lampard’s team were demolished 4-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford, with João Félix’s solo-strike in the 89th minute the definition of a consolation goal.

This means the Blues have now lost 22 matches in all competitions this season, their highest amount since 1979.

Defeat here would see Chelsea end the campaign on 43 points, which would represent the club’s ninth-lowest total of all-time, when accounting for the old two-points for a win.

In six of these eight seasons, the Blues were relegated (reprieved in 1915 following WWI).

A win may see Lampard’s team leapfrog Crystal Palace into 11th, although defeat could see them end as low as 14th, if Wolves and West Ham win simultaneously.

Newcastle have won only one of their last 28 league visits to Stamford Bridge, thanks to that Papiss Cissé goal in 2012, losing each of their last nine outings there, but an away win looks like this time.

Chelsea team news

Reece James, Benoît Badiashile, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovačić, Mason Mount and Armando Broja all remain sidelined.

In the absence of Chilwell and Cucurella, Lewis Hall is enjoyed an extended run in the team at left-back.

On Thursday, Carney Chukwuemeka was given just his third Premier League start for the club; he’ll jet off to Argentina after this match for the Under-20 World Cup knockout stages.

Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy started their last home game, the 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, but was poor, with Kepa Arrizabalaga back in since.

Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke could keep their places in attack, while veteran Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly are seemingly out of favour at the back.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Fofana, Hall; Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Fernández; Madueke, Mudryk, Datro Fofana.

Newcastle United team news

Nick Pope has undergone hand surgery this week, so Martin Dúbravka will deputise in goal.

Meantime, with both Joelinton and Joe Willock, who scored the winner in the reverse fixture, injured, Elliot Anderson is likely to keep his place in midfield.

Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak will start a fifth successive match up front together, with Miguel Almirón completing the trio.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Dúbravka; Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn; Anderson, S Longstaff, Guimarães; Almirón, Isak, Wilson.

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