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Chelsea - Newcastle. Prediction for the English Premier League match (15 February 2021)
"Chelsea" will host "Newcastle" in the final match of the 24th round of the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on February 15 - we considered the chances of the opponents to win and made a prediction.
"Pensioners" who are under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel, continue to gradually move towards the Champions League zone. In the last round of the Premier League, "Chelsea" managed to take three points away at "Sheffield United", beating the "Blades" 2:1.
This victory was the third in a row for the London club in the Premier League. Also during this period, "Chelsea" managed to defeat "Burnley" (2:0) and "Tottenham" (1:0). In addition, in the FA Cup this week, the Blues were away from "Barnsley" with minimal success 1-0.
In general, it can be noted that, compared to Frank Lampard, Tuchel's "Chelsea" play more rational football. In five matches with the German mentor, the "Pensioners" conceded only one goal, although they are not themselves particularly fond of attacking. They never differed more than twice.
In the league table, "Chelsea" have now moved up to the fifth place. The London club is only one point away from the fourth Liverpool, the Londoners are six points behind "Manchester United" and seven points behind "Leicester". There is no need to talk about competition with "Manchester City".
"Chelsea" are now third in the Premier League in the home arena. The "Pensioners" have already played 11 matches, in which they won five victories, ended four matches in a draw and lost twice at home.
Midfielder Kai Havertz is likely to miss the upcoming fight due to injury. Defender Thiago Silva is also in the infirmary.
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The "Magpies" also slightly strengthened their standings in the last rounds. "Newcastle" beat "Southampton" at home 3-2 in the last England league game. This is the second victory of Steve Bruce's wards in three previous matches. We also managed to quite unexpectedly beat "Everton" (1:0) in his arena. Although before defeating the "Toffees", "Newcastle" lost five matches in a row in the Premier League.
Before the upcoming match with "Chelsea", the "Magpies" are in 17th place in the standings, ten points ahead of the relegation zone. "Fulham" played one less match, but still, the handicap over the outsiders is impressive.
"Newcastle" is only 16th in terms of playing on the rivals' fields. They lost in six, drew twice and achieved success only three times of the 11 away games. Steve Bruce's team scores a little on the road. In four of five previous away matches, he failed to excel at all.
The club's top scorer Callum Wilson will not play due to injury. Also in the infirmary are defenders Fabian Cher and Javi Manquillo. Midfielder Jeff Hendrick is serving a suspension.
The favourite in this match is clear, and "Chelsea" are likely to live up to their status. At the same time, we would not wait for a large number of goals. "Pensioners" are extremely careful in defence, but they don't score so much either.
Our Prediction is that "Chelsea" Win + Total Goals Under 2.5 with the odds of 2.36 on 1xbet.