Chelsea vs Newcastle United
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 19th October 2019
Kick off at: 15.00 UK Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
The Blues are eyeing to continue their recent winning run as they face Newcastle United this weekend. Frank Lampard’s men will be targeting no other aside from three points, especially as they play at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this upcoming English Premier League weekend clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be gearing up to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Alonso(def);Kante, Jorginho, Mount(mid);Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi(att).
Expected Formation: 5-4-1
Probable Lineups:Dubravka(g);Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems(def);Almiron, M. Longstaff. S. Longstaff, Saint-Maximin(mid);B. Joelinton(att).
Before heading into this weekend Premier League battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWWW
After their slender defeat from Liverpool, The Blues have gone in four games winning streak. Lampard’s boys latest victory was against Southampton in which they comfortably won 4-1 just before the international break.
Those recent results will certainly boost Chelsea’s confidence as they set to take on Newcastle. Playing at home can offer that added spirit for the young Blues players as they’re searching for consistency.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) DLDLW
Newcastle’s recent performances haven’t been convincing as they only picked up one win, two draws and two defeats in their last five. However, their latest victory did happen in their latest league match against Manchester United.
That precious victory against United could be that boost that the Magpies need to get themselves going. Steve Bruce will now hope that his players can put on a similar performance this Saturday.
Lampard has an intriguing situation as he is preparing his team for this weekend encounter. The tactician several players whose fitness are in doubt such as Rudiger, Emerson, Kante, Kovacic and Christensen.
However, those names could still be available for selection when Satturday arrives. Lampard will still count on Tammy Abraham, Hudson-Odoi and Willian up front to try and get them goals on Saturday.
The Magpies also have some absentee for this upcoming weekend clash at Stamford Bridge. Bruce won’t be able to call up Colback, Lejeune, Ritchie who are all still injured, while Hayden is suspended for Saturday.
Nevertheless, Newcastle still have good options to field such as the Longstaff brothers in midfield. Up front Joelinton is set to start as their lone forward with Saint-Maximin and Almiron pushing from the flanks.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous five meetings, Chelsea have been more dominant than their counterpart with four wins and just one defeat.
Their latest matchup happened back on January 13, 2019 also at Stamford Bridge which resulted in a 2-1 win for The Blues.
Playing at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, The Blues will be very eager to continue their mini run. Another positive result will give more beliefs in Chelsea’s young players and help their consistency.
Newcastle won’t just travel to London for fun though as they will be pushing to at least get a point. Lampard’s men will be favorite to win, but if they’re not careful, the away side might cause another surprise.
Final Score: 2-1