FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 18 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 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 37 and win only 10 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2004, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 15 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sun 20 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ChelseaFAC
2004/2005Sat 04 DecChelsea4 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Wed 10 NovNewcastle Utd.0 - 2ChelseaLGEC
2003/2004Sun 25 AprNewcastle Utd.2 - 1ChelseaPREM
2003/2004Sun 09 NovChelsea5 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 01 MarNewcastle Utd.2 - 1ChelseaPREM

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 17 goals, and conceded 5.

The Magpies have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 31 points from the 12 games played. Newcastle Utd.'s 18 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 49 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Newcastle Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.