Newcastle vs Chelsea preview: Premier League prediction, tickets, TV channel, live stream, H2H, team news

Tom Doyle

Chelsea return to Premier League action looking to keep their grip on fourth place as they take on Newcastle United.

Frank Lampard's Blues have a five-point cushion ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, and face Steve Bruce's Magpies in Saturday's late kick-off.

Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020

Kick-off time: 5:30pm GMT

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle

Prediction: Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea

Lampard's side have beaten Tottenham and Arsenal away in recent weeks, but a 1-1 draw at Brighton shows they are far from the finished article. However, they will feel confident of picking up three points on Tyneside.

Tickets

Newcastle and Chelsea tickets are both sold out for this fixture.

How to watch Newcastle vs Chelsea

TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports' Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.

Head to head (H2H) history

  • Premier League games: 49
  • Newcastle wins: 12
  • Chelsea wins: 25
  • Draws: 12
  • Chelsea have won the last three League meetings, but did lose 3-0 at St James' Park in May 2018.

Betting odds

  • Newcastle to win: 11/2
  • Chelsea to win: 4/7
  • Draw: Between 4/1
  • Top tip: Chelsea to win 2-1 - 17/2

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Odds correct as of January 17.

Team news

N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso are on the comeback trail, but the match will come too soon for Christian Pulisic (groin), Marco van Ginkel (knee) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf).

As for Newcastle, Fabian Schar will return along with Allan Saint-Maxim, while Andy Carroll is also in with a shout. However, Dwight Gayle (thigh), Javi Manquillo (thigh), Jack Colback (knee), Yoshinori Muto (groin), DeAndre Yedlon (knee), Ki Sung-Yeung (knock) and Paul Dummett (thigh) are out.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3): Kepa, James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi

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