Newcastle v Chelsea : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 20-11-2020 11:32 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Saturday 21st November,2020
Time: 1:30pm
Stadium St James' Park
Referee Craig Pawson (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Newcastle have a number of injury absentees for this match, with Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle, Martin Dubravka, Ryan Fraser, Paul Dummett and Matt Ritchie all sidelined for the hosts.

The Magpies could also be without Callum Wilson, who avoided a serious hamstring injury prior to the international break but still faces a race against time for this one and may not be risked ahead of the busy period coming up.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Murphy, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Hendrick, Hayden, S Longstaff; Joelinton, Saint-Maximin

Newcastle United Premier League form: DWLDWL
Newcastle United form (all competitions): WWLDWL

Kai Havertz has now recovered from coronavirus and is back in training, although he is unlikely to go straight back into the starting lineup as he instead focuses on building up match fitness following two weeks in isolation.

Lampard also revealed in his pre-match press conference that Saturday's match will come too soon for Christian Pulisic, who is still sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Thiago Silva is also expected to miss the trip up to Tyneside having only landed back in England on Thursday afternoon following his Brazil exploits during the international break.

Chelsea are more optimistic regarding the fitness of Ben Chilwell, who suffered a back problem while away with England but was deemed fit enough for a place on the bench against Iceland on Wednesday.

Timo Werner is expected to start again having scored seven goals and laid on two more in his last seven appearances across all competitions.

Indeed, the summer signing could become the first Chelsea player to score in five successive games since Didier Drogba in November 2009, and only the fourth German player to score in three consecutive Premier League outings.

Hakim Ziyech also began to find form before the international break, scoring once and registering three assists in his two Premier League starts to date.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner

Chelsea Premier League form: DWDDWW
Chelsea form (all competitions): DDWWWW

Prediction: Newcastle United 0-2 Chelsea

Posted: at 20-11-2020 11:32 AM (4 months ago) | Hero