The defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley yesterday was disappointing for Chelsea, especially because of the defeat they also had to be eliminated from the FA Cup, and again the referee’s decision was detrimental to the Harry Kane penalty. However, the Blues must forget the defeat and focus again on the next match in the Premier League. Still trying to maintain a position in the top four in the standings, the team directed by Maurizio Sarri will face Newcastle United on the 22nd matchdays this week. The party will take place on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Stamford Bridge stadium, London.
Yes, Chelsea failed to step into the fourth round of the FA Cup this season after being conquered by Tottenham Hotspur with a final score 0-1 at Wembley yesterday. The defeat was marred by the controversial decision of the referee who led the match, as the court gave the hosts a penalty after watching Kane’s return by Kepa Arrizabalaga goalkeeper, even though before the goalkeeper was tackled, Kane was caught offside. Apart from the painful defeat, Chelsea certainly had to take a serious look at the party against Newcastle United later.
On paper, Chelsea’s superiority was evident, starting from the record of the last five matches of the two teams, where the team made by Maurizio Sarri managed to pack three wins and take just one defeat. Whereas Newcastle United, in the last five matches have never won and have lost two of them. In the standings, The Maghpies are ranked 15th.
Head to head Matches – Chelsea vs Newcastle United:
8/26/18 Newcastle United 1-2 Chelsea
13/05/18 Newcastle United 3- 0 Chelsea
1/28/18 Chelsea 3 – 0 Newcastle United
12/2/17 Chelsea 3 – 1 Newcastle United
02/14/16 Chelsea 5 – 1 Newcastle United
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches:
12/22/18 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City
12/27/18 Watford 1-2 Chelsea
12/30/18 Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
03/01/19 Chelsea 0 – 0 Southampton
05/01/19 Chelsea 2 – 0 Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United’s Last 5 Matches:
22/12/18 Newcastle United 0 – 0 Fulham
26/12/18 Liverpool 4 – 0 Newcastle United
29/12/18 Watford 1 – 1 Newcastle United
03/01/19 Newcastle United 0 – 2 Manchester United |
06/01/19 Newcastle United 1 – 1 Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea (4 – 3 – 3): Caballero / David Luiz / Emerson / D. Zappacosta / Andreas Christensen / E. Ampadu / Fàbregas / R. Barkley / R. Loftus-Cheek / Alvaro Morata / C. Hudson-Odoi
Newcastle United (4 – 4 – 2): Woodman / F. Schar / F. Lejeune / Javi Manquillo / J. Sterry / M. Ritchie / I. Hayden / Kenedy / Jacob Murphy / S. Longstaff / Joselu