Chelsea vs Newcastle: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, October 14, 2019 5:32 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 5:32 PM UTC

The Blues should saunter to victory...
<div><div><div><div id=":qs"><div id=":qr"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Chelsea vs Newcastle</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, October 19, at Vitality Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Newcastle will be full of confidence after battling to a 1-0 victory over Man Utd before the international break. The Longstaff brothers were superb in midfield and their energy should give the Magpies a huge boost as they battle relegation this season. However, Chelsea are looking a lot more dangerous than Man Utd right now. The Blues have won four games in a row in all competitions, and they thumped Southampton 4-1 last time out. They have the quality to win this game comfortably.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>N’Golo Kante was withdrawn from the France team on Friday night after reporting a pain in his groin muscle, although he has now returned to training. Andreas Christensen limped off the pitch during Denmark’s 1-0 win over Switzerland on Saturday evening. Matteo Kovacic also had to be substituted after taking a knock in Croatia’s game against Wales, so manager Frank Lampard could be left to rue this international break. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger have both had extended spells on the sidelines.</p><p>Newcastle climbed out of the relegation zone with that victory over Man Utd last time out and Matty Longstaff was the catalyst. He dazzled on his Premier League debut and banged in a second-half winner to send St James’s Park into delirium. His brother, Sean, has been earning plaudits over the past year, and their midfield partnership could light up Newcastle’s season. Matt Ritchie remains injured, but Florian Lejeune could be back in time for this game.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Newcastle’s greatest strength now appears to be their midfield. Isaac Hayden was suspended for the game against Man Utd and Jonjo Shelvey was injured, and they may now struggle to dislodge Matty Longstaff from the team. However, they will be up against arguably the best midfield in the Premier League on Saturday. You might want to check the starting line-up before placing a bet, but if Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho all start then they could give the Longstaff boys a schooling. Chelsea have been sensational going forwards of late, and Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi have the quality to unlock Newcastle’s stubborn back five, so they should lead their team to victory.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betway">Chelsea to win and under 4.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10) with Betway</a>; <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Chelsea -1.5 Asian handicap at 1.90 (9/10) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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