Newcastle – Chelsea Prediction & Picks (26.08.2018)


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It is no secret to anyone that the “Blue” box starts as a favorite to win the game, as it has better players in all areas of the field. For that reason and knowing that he won his first two games in the championship, we believe that the bet “Chelsea will win any half” is interesting to bet. Besides, remember that the “Magpies” are not reliable in defense, being able to fail again as they did against Tottenham on the opening date. The logic indicates that Hazard and Morata appear from the initial stage.


The start of the league of the “Magpies” has not been very good to say, after adding only 1 point of 6 disputed. Of course, managed to rescue a valuable point against Cardiff in Welsh. Before he had lost 1-2 to Tottenham at home, missing balance in the brand. For this game, coach “Rafa” Benítez could repeat the system he used in his first two league appearances (4-4-1-1). Of course, this tactical drawing prevents him from being more direct in attack, costing him a lot to reach the goal. The logic indicates that the Spanish coach will use more recent reinforcements, since they were not starters last weekend (Muto and Rondón).

Continuing with the analysis you should know that Newcastle depends a lot on what the fliers Shelvey, Diamé and Kenedy do, which are responsible for marking and elaborating. Above, Pérez and Joselu are the offensive references of the team. As a local in the previous tournament, the team gave many points in St. James Park, after winning 8 games, equaling another 4 and losing the remaining 7 that played. If goals are involved, scored 21 and gave 17, ratifying their collective problems. Of course, the only positive thing to rescue was the solidity that showed his defensive block.


After losing the Community Shield to Manchester City, the box “Blue” recovered from the mood and won its first two league games. First he thrashed Huddersfield 0-3, then beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. Apparently, the team is struggling to adapt to the philosophy of coach Sarri, which is totally opposite to that expressed by Antonio Conte in the seasons 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 (possession vs. direct football). For this exit it is expected that the DT keeps the 4-3-3 that has been using since the summer, which allows his boys to be balanced between lines and cash for the goal. Logic indicates that Kanté, Jorginho and Barkley start as flyers, their goal being to mark and associate with Pedro, Willian and Morata. As revulsive from the bench will be Moses, Kovacic, Giroud and Hazard (luxury understudy that will probably be a starter).

As a visitor in the previous Premier, Chelsea registered positive results after winning 10 matches, equaling another 3 and losing the remaining 6 that he played in this condition (32 goals scored and 22 transferred in his goal). If we analyze these markers, we can affirm that the “Blues” knew how to get away from Stamford Bridge thanks to their individual and collective hierarchy. Of course, now the situation is different, since Sarri is not as pragmatic as Conte. However, his football philosophy allows him to defend himself with the ball and receive few goals on his fence.

In the last 5 and a half years, Newcastle and Chelsea have met 5 times at St. James Park. The results of those matches were: Triumph 3-2 of Newcastle in February 2013, victory 2-0 of Newcastle in November 2013, triumph 2-1 of Newcastle in December 2014, draw 2-2 in September 2015 and Newcastle 3-0 win in May 2018. Apparently, the “Blues” suffer a lot when they visit this court, not winning since December 2011 (0-3). The most striking of these markers is linked to the poor performance of the visit in defensive matters. It is enough to know that he gave 2 goals or more in each one of these starts to corroborate this affirmation.

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