FM Preview: Chelsea v Newcastle United 02 May 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and Newcastle United at 19:45 on 2nd May 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Chelsea v Newcastle United fixture
Newcastle United face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 42 and win only 11 of the 74 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was less than a year ago, in May 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 03 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 3||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 15 May||Chelsea||2-2||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 28 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 22 Sep||Chelsea||3 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 22 Nov||Chelsea||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Mon 05 May||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Chelsea||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Blues have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.
Newcastle United have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Magpies have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 61 points from their 35 games so far.
Newcastle United's total of 62 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Magpies could well see them head back from Stamford Bridge with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw
|Chelsea||Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
|Newcastle United||12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.
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