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01 Dec 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Newcastle Preview

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When? Saturday 2nd December, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Chelsea - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/chelsea-v-newcastle-united-tickets-english-premier-league.html

Newcastle – SOLD OUT

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Chelsea W3, Newcastle W1, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Chelsea W21, Newcastle W11, D12
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Chelsea W69, Newcastle W52, D39

Chelsea are unbeaten against Newcastle in their last three Premier League meetings – two wins and one draw.

Chelsea have scored eight headed goals in the Premier League this season - more than any other side.

Mohamed Salah is the only person to have scored against Chelsea in their last five Premier League matches.

After not starting against Swansea in midweek, Cezar Azpilicueta’s run of playing in every minute of the previous 74 Premier League matches has come to an end.

Chelsea have the lowest average possession of all the teams in the top five of the Premier League – 52.7%.

Chelsea have scored 25 goals in the Premier League this season, making them the fifth highest goalscorers in the division. This equates to an average of 1.78 goals per game.

Newcastle have not won any of their last five Premier League matches.

Since making his Premier league debut for Newcastle in August 2016, Matt Ritchie has registered 12 assists for his side - four more than any other Newcastle player in that period.

Newcastle have scored just 13 Premier League goals this season - an average of 0.92 goals per game.

Newcastle are the third least efficient team in front of goal in the Premier League season, as they require an average of 14.1 shots before breaching the opposition’s net.

Newcastle have only won one of their seven league fixtures away from St James’ Park this season.

Newcastle have the fifth lowest average pass completion and passing accuracy in the Premier League at 45.3% and 73.5% respectively.

MEMORABLE MEETING
February 2016 saw the two clubs pitted together at Stamford Bridge with the defending league champions Chelsea running riot over Newcastle. This fixture would see the Blues stroll to a 5-1 win over the hapless Magpies.


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