The match between Chelsea and Newcastle will take place on Saturday 12th January 2019, 20:30 in Stamford Bridge, London. This is the premier league action round of 22 with the second leg picking up the pace.
Chelsea who is the hosts welcome The Magpies with four straight wins in recent matches played. Chelsea who are currently sitting fourth on the table slightly above Arsenal aim at keeping the champions league qualification spot secure with another win against Newcastle. Chelsea has only lost one of their 23 matches at home against Newcastle who is sitting fifteenth on the table.
We deserved better but all to play in 15 days at the Bridge! We will fight to get into the final! Come on Blues!💪🏻 💙 pic.twitter.com/WguLEBEBOu— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) January 9, 2019
Newcastle, on the other hand, has not won any games of the last four they have played. They aim at improving on their form to avoid getting into the relegation zone.
Chelsea are going in favorites to win the match although they have major injury concerns of Charly Musonda(Knee injury), Daniel Drinkwater(Knock injury), Marco Van Ginkel(Cruciate ligament injury), Olivier Giroud(Ankle injury), Pedro Rodriguez(Hamstring injury), Ruben Loftus-Cheek(Back injury) and Willian who has a minor injury.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, will most likely miss the services of Federico Fernandez(Hip injury), Karl Darlow(Elbow injury), Mohamed Diame(Hip injury), with Sung-Yueng Ki and Yoshinori Muto out on international duty.