Newcastle welcome Chelsea to St James’ Park in the Premier League this evening as the Magpies look for their fifth win in a row.
If Eddie Howe’s side pick up another three points it will be the first time they have won five consecutive games since 2014.
They will face a Blues team that has struggled to adapt to life under Graham Potter and are currently winless in four.
The Londoners have only scored two goals in those four games and now face a tough task to beat the joint-best defence in the league.
Newcastle vs Chelsea: How to follow
This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, November 12.
Kick-off at St James’ Park is scheduled for 5:30pm.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning at 5pm.
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Newcastle vs Chelsea: Team news
Newcastle: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff,
Bruno Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wood, Joelinton.
Subs: Lascelles, Shelvey, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Targett, Manquillo,
Murphy, Darlow, Anderson.
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek,
Kovacic, Jorginho, Hall, Gallagher, Mount, Broja.
Subs:Thiago Silva, Aubameyang, Pulisic, Bettinelli, Zakaria, Ziyech,
Havertz, Cucurella, Hutchinson.
Referee: Robert Jones
Newcastle vs Chelsea: What has been said?
Wilson is on the bench today but Howe praised the forward for his England call ahead of the World Cup.
He said: “It’s an amazing thing for him individually and I’m sure his family. Callum has had a difficult career. It’s not always been about the successes.
“He’s had huge successes and he’s risen from the lower leagues to the Premier League and now the national squad at a World Cup. It’s been a brilliant thing for me to witness first-hand.
“When you see how it’s been achieved, you see it’s been through dedication, consistency to his work, a really positive mindset”
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Match facts
- Only Kevin De Bruyne (45) and Andreas Pereira (34) have created more chances for teammates in the Premier League this season than Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier (32). The England full-back’s 32 chances created is at least twice as many as any other Newcastle player this season.
- Miguel Almirón has scored eight goals in 14 Premier League games this season, just one fewer than he managed in his first 110 in the competition combined. He could be the first Newcastle player to score in five consecutive Premier League appearances since Joe Willock’s run of seven at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
- Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling has been involved in six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Newcastle, scoring five and assisting one. Only against Bournemouth and Watford (9 each) has he scored more Premier League goals than his eight against Newcastle.
- Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in nine goals in nine appearances against Newcastle in all competitions, scoring six and assisting three. Against no side has he been involved in more goals in English football.
- Only five clubs have had fewer shots in the Premier League this season than Chelsea (151), with their average of 11.6 shots-per-game their lowest on record in a single campaign (since 1997-98). Meanwhile, only Liverpool and Manchester City have had more shots than Newcastle (208), with their average of 14.9 shots-per-game their highest since 2013-14 (15.2).
- Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 15 (W8 D5). The Blues haven’t lost three consecutive league games since November 2015, under José Mourinho.
- Newcastle have won their last four Premier League games, last winning five in a row between October/November 2014. They’ve won their last two by 4-0 and 4-1 scorelines respectively, last netting at least four goals in three consecutive league games in October 1961.
- Newcastle are playing a Premier League game starting the day in the top three for the first time since November 2011, losing 3-1 at league-leaders Manchester City. This is the first time they’re facing Chelsea while above them in the table since May 2012, and a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.
- Chelsea have won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Newcastle (L1), including the last four in a row without conceding.
- Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premier League home games against Chelsea (W1), as many as they had in their previous 14. Only once have they lost three consecutive home league games against Chelsea, doing so between April 1957 and September 1958.
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