FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 06 May 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Chelsea fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Chelsea at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 34 and lost only 16 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in May 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 22 MarChelsea1 - 0Newcastle Utd.FAC
2005/2006Sat 19 NovChelsea3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United 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 15 goals for the Magpies, with 6 goals against.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Newcastle Utd.'s 55 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 91 points from the 37 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.651015416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Chelsea, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Magpies. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Chelsea Last drawn game 7 outings ago.