FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 03 April 2009 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 Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 70 games played, Magpies have recorded 35 wins, and Chelsea have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in May 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 22 NovChelsea0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Mon 05 MayNewcastle Utd.0-2ChelseaPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 DecChelsea2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 22 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Wed 20 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1ChelseaLGEC
2006/2007Wed 13 DecChelsea1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Magpies have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 2 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 29 points from their 30 games thus far. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 61 points from their 30 games.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Magpies at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Chelsea Not won in previous 2 away matches.