Chelsea will be looking to return to action in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and carry on with their emphatic ways when they travel to the most northern team in the division, Newcastle United.
The Blues managed to thump seven unanswered goals past Norwich City last weekend as they maintained their place at the top of the league table, although they also witnessed Liverpool keep on the pressure as they managed to brush Manchester United aside.
Thomas Tuchel’s men will come up against a Newcastle United side that will be looking to try and finally get their season up and running following the recent takeover, with the interim manager, Graeme Jones likely wanting to leave his mark on the team in what could be his final match in charge of the Magpies.
They will come into the contest with some confidence after managing to secure a draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, however their third game in a row against London opposition is going to be their hardest test to date and perhaps of the season.
According to the latest betting odds that are available, Chelsea are priced 3/8 on Betway Sportsbook to beat Newcastle United this weekend, with the possibility of other results simply appearing unrealistic given the odds that have been made available.
If there is anything that the hosts will be able to look forward to in the upcoming game, it is that Thomas Tuchel’s side will be without a recognised forward once again as both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will remain on the sidelines with their respective injuries whilst additional knocks to key players have since been revealed.
However, Chelsea showed that they were more than capable to manage without them in the game against Premier League strugglers Norwich City, with the club’s English players all stepping up and showing just why many are predicting the Blues to be amongst the title challengers this season.
The Londoners did not need to get out of second gear in their 7-0 win, which may concern Newcastle as they are struggling themselves in the division and do not look to be a cohesive unit at the moment, either.
The Blues did compete in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night and were taken all the way to a penalty shoot out by Southampton, so there could be some tired legs within the squad, but with the team competing in numerous competitions and with the way Tuchel is, we should not expect anything less than a Chelsea win on Saturday afternoon!