Chelsea vs Newcastle: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on August 25, 2012

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Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening looking to make it a three wins from three in the Premier League this season.

The Blues are already three points clear at the top of the league having played a game more than the rest. After beating Wigan 2-0 on the opening weekend, Roberto di Matteo’s men beat Reading 4-2 on Wednesday with the fixture moved forward due to Chelsea’s Super Cup commitments.

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Di Matteo will be looking to tighten up at the back with Brian McDermott’s side causing them problems in midweek, and they are likely to be tested again by Newcastle’s front pairing of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse.

Newcastle started well with a hard fought 2-1 win over Tottenham last Saturday thanks to goals from Ba and Ben Arfa.

Team News

Chelsea are set to be without captain John Terry who is struggling with a neck injury. He is expected to be replaced by David Luiz, who is fit again after missing the Reading game.

Marko Marin remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Oscar is pushing for a start but Di Matteo is likely to keep changes to a minimum after an excellent start to the new season.

Newcastle boss Pardew is sweating over the fitness of captain Fabricio Coloccini, who has a thigh problem, and striker Demba Ba who is struggling with a shin complaint. However, the pair are expected to be fit enough to play.

Cheick Tiote is also a doubt with a calf strain and Shola Ameobi is likely to miss out with a hamstring injury.

Pardew is expected to recall several players after making nine changes for the midweek Europa League tie with Atromitos.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Chelsea have come flying out the blocks and new signing Eden Hazard looks a superb player who is going to cause all sorts of problems to opposition defences this season. Newcastle will pose their own problems going forward but we think the home side will have too much for the Geordies. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle.

What would your team be? What do you think the score will be? Get involved in the comments section.

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31 Comments

  1. Dt Dan

    August 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

    cech,
    luiz,cahill,cole,iva,
    lampard,essien,
    ramires,hazard,mata
    torres
    CHELSEA:2 VS NEWCASTLE:0
    hazard,23mins
    torres,59mins

    • kuba

      August 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      chesea Cech

      ivanovic cahill luiz cole

      mikel lampard
      ramires mata hazard
      torres
      osacr on for ramires

  2. Ali

    August 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Agree with your choice. I would also like Oscar, Sturridge and Bertnard to come in for any tiring and misbehaving legs during the match.

  3. Maggiepie

    August 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Agree – can’t see us (the Toon) doing anything today – would settle for a good performance and narrow defeat. After all you’ve spent an obscene (the right word!) amount of money so should get something back for it.

  4. aggaz mag

    August 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Krul Simpson Coloccini Taylor Santon Tiote Anita Cabaye Ben Arfa Cisse Ba

  5. Maggiepie

    August 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    aggaz – you can’t leave Jonas Gutierrez out – especially when you need defensive back-up for the full-back, so he gets Anita’s place in my line-up.

  6. Oyibo Isaiah

    August 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Chelsea should use cech, cahill cole, luiz, novic, hazard, lampard, ramires, oscar, mata an torres. Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1

  7. Gbolagade

    August 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Chelsea is going 2 defeat Newcastle by at least 4 goals belief it or leave it.

  8. Samuel adeoye

    August 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Chelsea would use,cech,novic,cahill,david_luiz,cole,mikel,lampard,mata,hazard,ramires,torres.CHELSEA(2)VS NEWCASTLE(1)

  9. Abuchi

    August 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The lineup should be.cech,ivan,luiz,cahil,cole.mikel,lampard,ramires,mata,harzard,sturidge.

  10. Anoop nair

    August 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Chelsea… Cech, cahil, iva, cole, luiz, lampard, hazard, oscar, ramires, mata, torres…
    Che 3-0 Ncu

  11. Elano

    August 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Chelsea lineup against newcastle united would be cech,luiz,cole,ivanovic,cahill,lampard,ramires,mata,hazard,oscar and torres.chelsea 4 newcastle united 1.

  12. Elano

    August 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Chelsea lineup against newcastle united would be cech,luiz,cole,ivanovic,cahill,lampard,ramires,mata,hazard,oscar and torres.chelsea 4 newcastle united 1.up torres up messi hazard

  13. Ezepue joecollins c.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

    We are gonna uz cech, novic, luiz, cahill, cole, lampido, mikel, rami, mata,hahahahazard,elnino

  14. Mole marsden

    August 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Chelsea lineup;cech,ivan,luiz,cahil,cole,mikel,ramires,hazard,mata,torres,sturridge.

  15. Arije Emmanuel Ayodele

    August 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Letz use the following formation: CECH, NOVIC, LUIZ, CAHILL, COLE, MIKEL, LAMPARD, RAMIREZ, MATA, HAZARD, TORRES. Winning shall be ourz. Up Chelsea!

  16. Amadi

    August 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Cech, cezar, ivanochi, luiz ,cahil,cole, lampard,mata, oscar,hazard, tores in the 5-4-1 formatiom

  17. Damydiva

    August 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Up blues,chel 3-new castle 1

  18. amusan olalekan oluwaseyi

    August 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

    chelsea line up re cech,cahill,luiz,iva,cole,lampard,mikel,osca,mata,hazard and torres chelsea 3 newcastle 1up chelsea,KTBFFH

  19. Victor Meji Meji

    August 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I would prefer it dis way: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, A.Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Hazard, Mata, Sturridge, Torres. 3 subs: Oscar, Meireles, Ramires

  20. Irinoyenikan kehinde johnson

    August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Well with the lives of petr.cech,a.cole,d.luiz,g.cahill,b.ivanovic,j.obi mikel,f.lampard,the special MATA,e.hazard,f.elnino(torres)and ramires.i hope chelsea will be able to defeat Newcastle.U with three 3 goal to nothing 0.

  21. anthony

    August 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Will Bertrand start I have him in my fantasy team as he is cheap? May keep him in as if he comes on he gets good points.
    How long is Terry out for?

  22. steady1

    August 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Chelsea should use cech,ivanovic,cahil,luiz,a.cole,mikel,lampard,ramires,mata,hazard,torres (Chelsea 4 Newcatle 0).

  23. horluwatosin

    August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I dnt care wat eva formation or player RDM is using all i no is dat by d special grace of GOD chelsea is wining 2daiz match

  24. Vincent

    August 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I blv chelsea’s line up shld b cech,ivanovic,cahil,cole.luiz,lamp,mikel,ramy,hazard,mata,torres.

  25. Alatamania of ede land

    August 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Watch out for:cech,iva,cole,luiz,cahill,mikel,lampard,mata,hazardouse boy,betrand,torres.if chelsea is going to win check out for 3goals to 1

  26. Dudumayana

    August 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    By God’s grace chelsea wil bit new castle 3 1&torres wil score

  27. CFC

    August 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Chelsea will use:
    Cech
    Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole
    Lampard, Ramires
    Oscar, Hazard, Mata
    Torres

    Score: CFC 3 NUFC 1

  28. Baines

    August 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I dont rly think we should write off new castle we might be suprised

  29. Desiny ehi

    August 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Samuel, u are very right my brother chelsea will win newcastle 3-1 by d grace of GOD up chelsea

  30. oladele julius

    August 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Cech,cahill,ivanovic,betrand,david,mikel,lampard,mata,hazard,ramires,oscar.2-1

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