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:|
|2006/2007||Wed 20 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Chelsea||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Wed 13 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 07 May||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 22 Mar||Chelsea||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 19 Nov||Chelsea||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 15 May||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 20 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Chelsea||FAC|
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.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.