Chelsea vs Newcastle: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

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Newcastle United make the long journey down to London this weekend to play José Mourinho’s Chelsea side.

The Blues currently sit at the top of the Premier League table but, with the same point score and goal difference as nearest title rivals Manchester City, pressure will be on them to do better this weekend than Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

The last time the teams met was in December where Newcastle reigned supreme with a 2-1 win - could the Magpies be in with a shout on Saturday?

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Newcastle 2 (Cisse 2) Chelsea 1 (Drogba), Premier League, December 2014

Chelsea 3 (Hazard 3) Newcastle 0, Premier League, February 2014

Newcastle 2 (Gouffran, Remy) Chelsea 0, Premier League, November 2013

STATS…

Both teams have won one, lost one and drawn one in their past three Premier League matches.

For their past three Premier League matches against each other the win has gone with the home side so Chelsea should be on target to take the win this weekend.

In their last five meetings in the Premier League Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Eden Hazard is the only player to have scored in more than one of the matches. 

ODDS…

Chelsea to win: 1/5

Newcastle to win: 17

Draw: 6

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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