class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The European champions head to Tyneside in excellent form and are likely to cause more problems for the struggling Magpies when they meet on Saturday
Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon as Thomas Tuchel’s men look for their eighth league win of the season.
The Blues have been extremely impressive so far and are clear favourites to claim three more points against a Newcastle side without a win in any competition since May.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea latest odds
The managerless Magpies are offered at 8/1 (9.00) to end their run of nine Premier League matches without a victory.
Chelsea meanwhile beat Newcastle home and away last season and are priced at 4/11 (1.44) to claim another success, with the draw priced 15/4 (4.75).
Newcastle United vs Chelsea first goal scorer
The Blues are likely to still be without their two main striking options in Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
As such, Kai Havertz is the shortest priced player to break the deadlock at 4/1 (5.00) with the German scoring first in midweek against Southampton in the EFL Cup.
Callum Hudon-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are both priced at 11/2 (6.50) while Mason Mount is available at 15/2 (8.50) to open the scoring as he did in Chelsea’s last Premier League encounter against Norwich.
The hosts’ most prolific player this term is Callum Wilson with four goals and all four of those strikes have opened the scoring in the four respective matches.
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Wilson is available at 8/1 (9.00) with Dwight Gayle offered at 12/1 (13.00).
Newcastle United vs Chelsea preview
Matches involving Newcastle this season have been some of the highest scoring in the Premier League with only Liverpool’s games averaging more goals.
The Magpies have scored in eight of their nine league encounters yet have the second leakiest defence in the division conceding 20 goals and the visit of the league leaders should bring more problems for the Newcastle defence.
Missing their two first choice strikers in Lukaku and Werner, last week Chelsea still managed to thrash Norwich 7-0 and while such a big victory is unlikely to be repeated, the visitors have more than enough quality to claim a win.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea tips and predictions
Over 2.5 goals in the game looks tempting given the hosts’ scoring record and is priced at 8/11 (1.73).
However, combining this selection with an away win sees the odds rise to a healthy 21/20 (2.05) and looks like a shrewd way of investing in the league leaders against one of the division’s strugglers.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.