Premier League Betting Tips

Chelsea vs Newcastle United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Chelsea have won their last nine home games against Newcastle, dating back to 2012, scoring 23 and conceding three. Eddie Howe has won three of five Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea to win and both teams to score NO is 21/20.

Kai Havertz has scored five goals home this season, no Blues player has more. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to add to his ten goals so far this season.

Match preview

Of course, a lot his happening off the pitch at Chelsea right now, namely that Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the U.K. government on Thursday morning.

This could have unprecedentedly huge consequences for Chelsea but, what is known, they will continue to fulfil fixture, starting in Norfolk last Thursday.

Despite the uncertain backdrop, the Blues, relatively easily, beat Norwich 3-1 with Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz all on target.

This means Thomas Tuchel's team have won four consecutive Premier League games but remain third, 13 points behind Manchester City.

They are still in the FA Cup but the Champions League is their priority and Wednesday night's short trip to Stade Pierre-Mauroy in the horizon.

Before then, will Chelsea's winning league run continue?

Newcastle United meanwhile are aiming for their first victory at Stamford Bridge in a decade, winning 2-0 thanks to Papiss Cissé's brace back then.

Right now, Eddie Howe's side are in scintillating form, unbeaten in nine having won six of their last seven.

On Thursday night, two January signings made the difference as the Magpies fought back to win 2-1 at Southampton.

Chris Wood's header restored parity before Bruno Guimarães' amazing back-heal flicked volley secured the points.

That made it three wins in a row for Newcastle who were 19th when they last lost on 19 December, but now find themselves 14th, ten clear of trouble.

However, they've lost 23 of their last 24 league matches when facing a side kicking off third or higher in the table.

Can the Toon Army cause an upset in West London?

Chelsea team news

Thomas Tuchel has a pretty settled front three right now and it does not feature Romelu Lukaku.

Christian Pulisic had been a regular starter before missing Thursday's trip to Carrow Road with illness.

If Captain America isn't back, Timo Werner is likely to join Mason Mount and Kai Havertz up top; Hakim Ziyech and Lukaku are the other options.

Elsewhere, the Blues pretty much have no wing-back options.

Ben Chilwell is out long-term while Marcos Alonso and Reece James, who's only just back, are out with César Azpilicueta coming off in midweek.

Saúl Ñíguez had been filling-in on the left but, if Azpilicueta doesn't start, maybe 19 year old Xavier Simons could come in on the right.

Newcastle United team news

Newcastle's recent run is impressive because they're doing it without Kieran Trippier, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson, possibly their best three players.

Joelinton, who's been magnificent under Eddie Howe, missed the trip to St Mary's which is which match-winner Bruno Guimarães got his first start.

Not too many changes are expected from that XI with Dan Burn and Fabian Schär the first-choice centre-backs, ahead of Jamaal Lascelles.

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Ben Gray

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