Chelsea vs Newcastle United: squad news & preview

The future of Chelsea fc hangs on the tread as its decider is in a game where Chelsea need to win and Newcastle have nothing to play for.

Tomorrow hold Chelsea’s deciding match as the blues hope to win against a strong nemesis of theirs Newcastle. Winning the match is a big score for Antonio Contes and his men following it’s their ticket to the Champions league qualification next season assuming Liverpool also lose to Brighton.

Newcastle on the other had settled and confirmed their place weeks ago on the EPL table sitting in with the top half and wanting to finish with the top 10 is still the Castle’s goal.
St James’ Park has not been in favor with the blues for a while, regarding the counts of win against Chelsea in the previous year’s scoring at least twice in each match. Hopefully the castles unbeaten run four times in a role at home against the blues would be to an end tomorrow.

 

Squads & Team News

 Newcastle.

Defenders: Clark, Dummett, Lascelles, Mbemba, Haidara, Yedlin, Gamez, Lejeune, Manquillo

Midfielders: Atsu, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Diame, Murphy, Merino, Kenedy

Forwards: Gayle, Perez, Joselu, Slimani

 

Newcastle will be playing without Christian Atsu and Jesus Gamez due to injuries and Islam Slimani is still under suspension for bad conduct.

 

Predicted Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Murphy; Perez; Gayle

 

Chelsea

Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo

Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Emerson, Christensen, Ampadu, Sterling, Chalobah

Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Scott, Hudson-Odoi

Forwards Morata, Giroud

 

Thibaut Courtois would be missing this match as he nurses his back injury, just as David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater remain sidelined with injuries as well.

 

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard

Match Preview

It just can’t be ranged enough how much Antonio Conte men needs this last two matches marking a qualifier to the Champions League and taking home the FA Cup.

On the other hand a 5th place on the table marking a loss to the Champions League and no FA trophy would make a bad season entirely for Chelsea’s boss.

Contes men could still take up the 4th position if Liverpool had a draw, Chelsea would just have to score 15 goals.

Chelsea had once had a great closing in 2010 against Wigan with the score board reading 8 goals to 0.

Following Newcastle settling into a 40 point place after the win against Arsenal, they’ve happened to be at ease in fact had lost every game following this win, regardless it has been an overwhelming positive season for Rafa Benitez side following promotion from the Championship.

Keeping all fingers crossed the Blues could remake history following they would be making use of the new jersey, as sourced by footballkitnews.com

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