Chelsea v Newcastle Preview
Chelsea’s record against Newcastle is pretty abysmal to say the least much like the season the Blue’s have endured thus far in the Premier League that said they have shown a bit more in attack since the turn of the year to turnover the Magpies who are hit and miss as per usual this season.
Newcastle United have taken more points off Chelsea (13) than any other team in the last five seasons.
In the last 11 meetings between Chelsea and Newcastle United, the Blues have failed to win if they didn’t keep a clean sheet (D3 L4).
Chelsea have conceded only one goal in the opening 15 minutes of their last 52 Premier League matches.
Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, after netting just three in his previous 14 this season.
Guus Hiddink has still only lost one of his 21 matches as a Premier League manager (W13 D7 L1) and is unbeaten in his last 16.
Chelsea haven’t won any of the four Premier League Games that Kurt Zouma hasn’t started in this season (W0 D2 L2) and have conceded 10 goals in these matches.
The Blues are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League – nine games (W3 D6 L0).
Newcastle have only won back-to-back Premier League games on one occasion since November 29th 2014 (this was a two-game winning run in December 2015).
Steve McClaren has collected just one win and seven points in 11 Premier League games as a manager against Chelsea (W1 D4 L6).
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