Newcastle V Chelsea: Match Preview, Predicted XI, Where To Watch And Betting Odds

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has plenty of injury problems heading into the game against Chelsea this weekend.

There were no less than 12 players on the treatment table but two (Miguel Almiron and Fabian Schar) have returned to training this week and they will be in the matchday squad to face the Blues.

Sean Longstaff (ankle) and Alexander Isak (hamstring) remain doubts, while the likes of Sven Botman (knee), Harvey Barnes (foot), Elliot Anderson (back), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Dan Burn (back), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Javier Manquillo (groin) and Matt Targett (hamstring) are out of contention.

Lewis Hall is ineligible to face his parent club, while Sandro Tonali is serving his 10-month suspension due to betting infringements. However, Bruno Guimaraes is back available. The Brazilian international missed the 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth before the international break after picking up five yellow cards.

Kieran Trippier did miss training when he was with the England squad earlier this week, but Howe has confirmed that the fullback is fit and ready to play.

Newcastle’s Predicted XI to face Chelsea

Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Chelsea’s Predicted XI

Sanchez, James, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Fernandez, Gallagher, Caicedo, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling

Where can I watch Newcastle v Chelsea?

The game is not being televised on UK TV. Kickoff is at 3 pm GMT on Saturday afternoon. You will be able to see highlights of the game within minutes of the final whistle on the Sky Sports Premier League YouTube channel.

What are the betting odds for the fixture?

Newcastle are very slight favourites to win at the bookmakers, with Betway pricing them at 8/5. A draw is 13/5 with Bet 365  while Chelsea are 17/10 to get the three points at Unibet.

Predicted Score

1-1 draw

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.