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History of the Chelsea v Newcastle United fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 40 and lost only 10 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in December 2006, the Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 22 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Newcastle Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 38 points from their 19 games. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 19 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chelsea63219511
Newcastle Utd.6222788

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Newcastle Utd. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 48 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Newcastle Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.