Chelsea vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea ended a two-win thread with a surprising goalless draw in the home fixture against relegation strugglers Southampton in their previous Premier League tie. They thus allowed Arsenal to reduce the gap behind them in fourth place down to three points.
Maurizio Sarri and his troops do not quite have space to afford more slip-ups if they want to firmly keep their top-four position, especially knowing that Manchester United are flying high under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Blues rebounded from a goalless draw to the Saints with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend in the FA Cup. It was Alvaro Morata who made the difference with an early second-half brace.
Chelsea were also in action in mid-week when they fell 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in an evenly-matched first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Can they pick up an important league win in the last game of Saturday’s Premier League schedule against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge?
The hosts to keep a clean sheet is just the way to go here. Chelsea were very tough to break down of late. They shipped only one goal in last four games in all competitions. They allowed only 8 goals in 11 home matches this season (the second best defensive record at home in the entire league).
Source : leaguelane.com