Newcastle vs Chelsea Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man & Predicted Score

By on November 1, 2013

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Chelsea travel north to take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park in Saturday’s early kick-off with the Blues looking to go top of the Premier League.

The West Londoners head into the weekend action sitting two points behind leaders Arsenal so can leapfrog the north Londoners with a win over Newcastle ahead of the Gunners clash with Liverpool later in the day.

Jose Mourinho’s men warmed up for the game with a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night which followed a dramatic last minute win over Manchester City in the league last weekend, so they should be full of confidence heading to tyneside.

Newcastle on the other hand are looking to bounce back following a disappointing defeat to Sunderland last weekend which saw them go down 2-1 to their rivals.

Alan Pardew’s side then forced Manchester City in to extra time in the League cup on Wednesday before eventually losing 2-0, so they will be hoping to get back to winning ways tomorrow.

Team News

Newcastle will have to make do without captain Fabricio Coloccini for the game. The Argentinean defender is back in training but is unlikely to play due to a lack of match fitness.

Steven Taylor is also unavailable and Paul Dummett picked up a hamstring strain last week, so Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is likely to pair up with Mike Williamson at the back.

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns with only midfielder Marco van Ginkel absent through injury.

Jose Mourinho is expected to make wholesale changes after resting a number of key men against Arsenal in midweek. The likes of Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Ramires, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres are likely to be recalled.

Juan Mata is hoping to retain his place after an excellent goal-scoring display last time out, but Andre Schurrle and Willian will push him for a starting spot.

Likely Line-Ups

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Key Man

Fernando Torres: The Spaniard proved to be the match-winner last weekend with a last gasp goal to sink City and he’s now starting to find something like his best form again. Newcastle will have to pay close attention to him this weekend.

Predicted Score

Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea: The Blues are full of confidence and well rested, so we can see Jose Mourinho’s men seeing off Newcastle to put the pressure firmly on Arsenal.

What would be your preferred team for the game and what’s your score prediction? Share your thoughts below.


  1. Adedapo R.

    November 2, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Mikel, Willian should start rest Oscar for Mata Torres should also start pair Luiz with Terry. Chelsea 3 – 1 Newcastle. Blues 4life.

  2. Osacar

    November 2, 2013 at 2:34 am

    ……cech….ivanovic……luiz…..terry…..cole…..mikel….ranmirez…….mata…..hazard……shulli….torres…. Then chelsea would win 0-4.torrres 2,mata1.ranmirez 1.


    November 2, 2013 at 3:03 am


  4. Ojubolamo Adedotun

    November 2, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Cech… Ivan… Luis… Terry… Cole… Ramires… Mikel… Shullru… Mata… Harzard…and Torres. With dis squard i am seeing Chelsea winning 6 goals to nail. Chelsea teal i dail. Up bluezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. iyke

    November 2, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I would like mikel 2 start. Atleast 3 is oky for wining

  6. 9isguy

    November 2, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Mikel nd tores should start d game nd i tip blues 4 5goals

  7. Akpan Idongesit

    November 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

    . Cech
    Ivanovich Luiz Terry Cole
    vyh t Mikgel Remires
    Shhgggtyuhuyhyhtyhthurrle Oscar Hazard

  8. gabrielspaco

    November 2, 2013 at 6:01 am

    mikel ahead of lampard, mata ahead of schrulle. 3-1 in favour of cfc.

  9. Olawale saydor

    November 2, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Newcastle 1 3 chelsea

  10. Hazard

    November 2, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Chelsea will win by 4-1 goal scored by torres,hazard and terry

  11. Nasko

    November 2, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Chelsea most win nd i predict d score 3:1 goal 4rm oscar,nd torres

  12. sholebo

    November 2, 2013 at 6:05 am

    i tink cech,cole,ivanovic,terry,cahil,ramires,mikel,mata,osca,hazard nd torres. Chelsea wil carry d day wit 2 nil.

  13. HENRY

    November 2, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Petr- Ivan-Terry-Luiz-Cole. Ramires- Mikel- Mata- Hazard- Shurrle- SirTorres. Wit dis squad chelsea should hope beating Castle 4:1

  14. Collins mbah

    November 2, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Mikel nd shulle should start nd Chelsea will win 4:0

  15. spencer

    November 2, 2013 at 7:18 am

    cech.. ivanovic,, cahill.. terry.. cole,, ramires,,mikel mata.. oscar.. willian… TORRES

  16. Alains

    November 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Mikel ahead of Lampard,5-0,Tores on hat-trick,blues 4ever

  17. moses

    November 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

    i predict newcastle0:3 chelsea nd players to watch re cech,terry, luiz,ivanovic,cole,cahill,oscar,mata,hazard,mikel nd TORRES i guaranteed d blues winning the match with TORRES scoring hat-trick

  18. Ben

    November 2, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Cech;Ivan,Cahill,Terry,Cole;Mikel,Ramires;Schurle,Oscar,Hazard;Torres. And d score will be 0-3.

    • abraham

      November 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Chelsea will take d lead by 3-1


    November 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I think chelsea should u torres, mata, williams hazard, mikel ramires terry luize ashilycool, ivanovic an peter chek

  20. sunday obi

    November 2, 2013 at 8:04 am

    peter….terry..liuz…invanovic….cole….remires….lampard….hazard….oscer….mata….torres………….che 2….newc 1…..

  21. Boniface

    November 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I will like to see these players with this

    Ivanovic Luiz Terry Cole

    Ramirez Mikel

    Willian Mata Hazard


    with this, Chelsea will beat hell out of Newcastle. Weldon José Mourinho!!! Ride on blues players. Up Chelsea!!! Blued for life.

  22. Aujonia

    November 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Cech, iva, luiz, terry, cole, ramires, mikel, mata, oscar, hazard, torres. Sub. Shurrel, willian, Eto, mark, lampard, Azpiliqueta. 0 :3 in favor of cfc

  23. al-fahji alex abbas

    November 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

    cech,cesar,luiz,terry,cole,mikel,ramires,schurrle,mata,hazard,el’nino tores.
    New 0-3 chel

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