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History of the Newcastle United v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Magpies in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 20 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1ChelseaLGEC
2006/2007Wed 13 DecChelsea1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Wed 22 MarChelsea1 - 0Newcastle Utd.FAC
2005/2006Sat 19 NovChelsea3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 15 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 1ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sun 20 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ChelseaFAC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Magpies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 12 goals, and let in 3.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 41 points from their 34 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 78 points from their 33 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6114384
Chelsea651011416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Newcastle Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chelsea 7 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.