Current form: Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea come into this game having lost 1-0 to Tottenham in their midweek League Cup tie, and the Blues will be hoping to get back to winning ways after that disappointing result. More concerning is the fact that they have now gone two home games sans a goal following a loss to Leicester and a dull scoreless stalemate with Southampton, and will be looking to avoid going three home matches without scoring for the first time in over 25 years.
They will have a good opportunity to end this drought as Newcastle not only have won just one of their last eight league fixtures, but have struggled badly against teams referred to as the "Big Six" all season. The Toons are winless in their last 12 away fixtures against teams in this elite group, including Chelsea, and more significant, have lost their last nine in a row. Furthermore, Chelsea have lost just one of their last 23 home fixtures against Newcastle, and that defeat was over six years ago.
Current position: Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Here's how the two sides compare ahead of their clash.
Team news: Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Chelsea: Alvaro Morata is in doubt for this game due to a hamstring problem that caused him to miss Chelsea's midweek clash with Tottenham in the League Cup. His fellow Spanish international Cesc Fabregas will play no part in this fixture due to his impending move to Monaco, and English youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek is struggling with a back issue that will have him definitely miss this game.
Newcastle United: Federico Fernandez, Mohamed Diame, and Jonjo Shelvey are all doubts for the visitors ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge.
Match Facts and Stats: Chelsea vs Newcastle United
- Chelsea have lost only one of their 23 home Premier League games against Newcastle (W16 D6)
- That defeat was back in May 2012 (2-0) when Roberto di Matteo was in charge
- Meanwhile, Newcastle United have lost their last six visits to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea across all comps
- However, the Blues have failed to score in their last two Premier League home games...
- ...and will be hoping to avoid going three in a row for the first time since November 1993
- Newcastle are winless in their 12 away league games against 'big six' sides and have lost their last nine in a row (D1 L11)
- Rafael Benitez has won just one of his 14 away matches against Chelsea in all competitions (D4 L9), a 1-0 success with Liverpool back in October 2008
TV Channels and Broadcasts
In the USA, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC, NBC Sports Live, UNIVERSO NOW, UNIVERSO, NBCSports.com, and SiriusXM FC are your choices to follow Chelsea vs Newcastle United starting from 12:30 EST.
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Chelsea vs Newcastle United Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet One
France: RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 1
India: Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports Select 1, Hotstar
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 1 Indonesia, MNC TV
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport 3, Astro Go
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV2
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport+, Digiturk Play, S Sport, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BT Sport 1, BT Sport Live, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport 4K UHD
United States: NBC, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports Live, NBCSports.com, fuboTV, UNIVERSO, SiriusXM FC, UNIVERSO NOW