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23 Aug 2018 by TSZ

Premier League 2018-19 – Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When does Newcastle United vs Chelsea kick off? Sunday 26th August, 16:00 (UK)

Where is Newcastle United vs Chelsea being played? St James' Park

What television channel is Newcastle United vs Chelsea on? Sky Sports Premier League

Where can I stream Newcastle United vs Chelsea? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available for Newcastle United vs Chelsea?

Newcastle United – https://book.nufc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Home%20Tickets

Chelsea – https://www.chelseafc.com/en/tickets---membership/buy-tickets?pageTab=GENERAL%20ADMISSION

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Newcastle United W1, Chelsea W4,D1
All-time meetings: Newcastle United W53, Chelsea W71, D39

THE TEAM NEWS

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Murphy; Perez; Joselu

Unavailable: Fernandez (Injured), Lejeune (Injured), Kenedy (Ineligible), Hayden (Suspended)

Doubtful: Yedlin (Injured)

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Kante, Jorginho; Pedro, Morata, Willian

Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Brown (Injured), Fabregas (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Contrasting starts for both of these teams and there is plenty more optimism around Chelsea than the hosts here. Newcastle are struggling offensively right now and are far from watertight at the back so expect the visitors to have too much quality going forward for them in this one.

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