Chelsea needs a significant lift before the World Cup break, but their final game before the tournament in Qatar against Newcastle United will be a tough test.
Graham Potter’s team has lost three of its last four games and only two of its last seven in all competitions after being defeated 2-0 by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup earlier this week.
Even though Potter has only been in his position for two months, the pressure is already building, and Saturday’s game against an in-form Newcastle might be a true test of Chelsea’s will.
Since a 2-1 loss at Anfield at the end of August, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United team has won four straight Premier League games. Additionally, this week’s Carabao Cup victory over Crystal Palace on penalties gave them encouragement.
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7 mins: Loftus-Cheek is unable to continue, therefore Thiago Silva enters the game in his stead. Schar is still playing as Jamaal Lascelles is warming up for Newcastle.
5 mins: Two early injury concerns exist in this situation: Fabian Schar appears to have been hit hard in the back of the head by Broja and is rather confused. Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea seemed to have adjusted something while making a straightforward ball forward. Both appear to be candidates for removal.
KO: Now let’s go!
This is how the top eight teams in the Premier League now stand with 10 minutes still to go. Before the World Cup break, a victory for any team might do wonders for morale.
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Raheem Sterling is completely absent for Chelsea today owing to sickness, and the Blues’ assault lacks a clear sense of urgency with 35 minutes remaining. With Broja, they will have more physical power to contend with a formidable Newcastle defence.
TEAM NEWS: Eddie Howe makes two adjustments to the lineup from the victory against Southampton last week, moving Callum Wilson to the bench. In the attack, Chris Wood is chosen, and Joelinton replaces Jacob Murphy.
After excelling in the Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City, Lewis Hall makes his complete Premier League debut for Chelsea. Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, and Armando Broja are the attack’s leaders.
2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff: Callum Wilson may have the opportunity today to show Gareth Southgate was right to select him for the England team rather than two-goal hero Toney. Since returning from injury last month, the striker has scored four goals in six league games, and he will be motivated to increase that total.
2 hours and 30 minutes before kickoff: Ivan Toney’s two goals gave Brentford a 2-1 victory against Manchester City to open the final matchday of the year before Qatar 2022. As a consequence, Arsenal will undoubtedly hold the top spot at Christmas. However, if Newcastle can defeat Chelsea, they may be able to close the gap to the champions to only two points (despite having played one more game).
3 hours before kickoff: The penultimate weekend of Premier League games before the World Cup has a game that might be crucial in the race for the top four: Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United will face Graham Potter’s underwhelming Chelsea.
When does Newcastle United vs. Chelsea take place?
At Newcastle, England’s St. James’ Park, Newcastle United welcomes Chelsea. On November 12, the game begins at 5.30 PM GMT (12.30 PM ET).
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line-ups for Newcastle and Chelsea
Eddie Howe makes two adjustments following the team’s victory over Southampton the previous week, moving Callum Wilson to the bench. In the attack, Chris Wood is chosen, and Joelinton replaces Jacob Murphy. The team’s captain is Kieran Trippier.
Lineup for Newcastle (4-3-3): Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wood, and Joelinton make up Pope’s starting lineup.
Darlow, Lascelles, Shelvey, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Targett, Manquillo, Murphy, and Anderson are the replacements for Newcastle.
To Chelsea After excelling in the Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City, Lewis Hall makes his complete Premier League debut. Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, and Armando Broja are the attack’s leaders. Jorginho is allowed to play after missing the City midweek trip due to a foot issue, while Raheem Sterling is not included in the squad.
Mendy (GK) is surrounded by Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hall, and Gallagher, Broja, and Mount for Chelsea’s (3-4-3) formation.
Chelsea substitutes: Hutchinson, Pulisic, Ziyech, Aubameyang, Bettinelli, Cucurella, Thiago Silva, Zakaria, and Havertz.
Newcastle vs. Chelsea odds and forecast
It should not come as a huge surprise that the bookmakers are having trouble separating these two. Chelsea may not be in their best form right now, but with to the quality of Potter’s team, they seldom have a chance to lose.
Meanwhile, Newcastle has improved noticeably under Howe and has already earned four points this season from away games against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Prediction: Of the top nine clubs in the table, Newcastle and Arsenal have the greatest defensive records this season, while Chelsea has scored the fewest goals. This one seems to be headed for a low-scoring draw, and betting on a draw might really provide the highest rewards. We’ll attempt 1-1.
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