FM Preview: Chelsea v Newcastle United 15 May 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 14th May 2011
The game between Chelsea and Newcastle United in the Premier League on 15th May 2011 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Chelsea v Newcastle United fixture
Newcastle United face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, 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 73 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Newcastle United inflicting a narrow 3-4 defeat upon the Blues in a League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Sun 22 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Chelsea||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blues, with 3 goals against.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, Newcastle United are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Magpies have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Chelsea's total of 70 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Newcastle United see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 44 points from their 36 games played so far,
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Chelsea||Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Newcastle United||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here