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Chelsea vs Newcastle Betting Preview | 19 Oct 2019

Chelsea vs Newcastle Betting Preview | 19 Oct 2019

Really starting to find their feet under returning icon Frank Lampard prior to the international break, the former champions will welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Putting in arguably a season-best display and picking up a 4-1 win away at Southampton a fortnight ago, the Blues have now won their last four matchups across all formats and the mood around West London continues to rise.

On the flip side, while Newcastle might be showing some inconsistencies since bringing in Steve Bruce over the summer, the Magpies are coming off the back of a 1-0 win over Manchester United and also snatched a famous victory over Spurs back in August.

You might be interested to know, that Chelsea secured back-to-back 2-1 victories over the Magpies last season and an identical outcome can be found at 8/1 with Bet365 for this weekend.

Chelsea to secure a top-four return?

Although Chelsea may have opened Frank Lampard’s managerial debut with a 4-0 hammering at Old Trafford back in August, the Blues appear to be a side really starting to find some form.

Putting four past Southampton on the South Coast prior to the international break, the former England midfielder has seen his side win their last four matches across all formats and are dreaming of landing another top-four finish.

With only their goal difference keeping them behind Leicester in the standings, you might be interested to know that the Blues’ youthful outfit can be found at 10/11 with Ladbrokes to secure another Champions League campaign this year.

One man who has really led Chelsea’s youthful resurge has been newly crowned England international, Tammy Abraham.

Finding the net at St. Mary’s last time out, the former Swansea loanee has found the net in back-to-back appearances, including opening his European account earlier in the month.

Abraham is pencilled in at 5/6 with Betfair to continue his purple patch this weekend.

The mood in Newcastle on the rise?

Although many around the North East were sceptical over the announcement that former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce would be replacing Rafa Benitez over the summer, Newcastle are coming off the back of a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United prior to the break.

However, while the Magpies might have picked up yet another shock victory against a top-six outfit a fortnight ago, they still find themselves as one of the leading contenders to be hit with a Championship return come May.

Newcastle are currently priced at 5/4 with 888Sport to finish in the bottom-three this season, only behind Norwich and Watford who are priced at 10/11 and 4/5 respectively.

Elsewhere, after putting in a Man of the Match display and bagging the winner at St. James’ a fortnight ago, Matt Longstaff is set to once again partner his brother Sean at the heart of Newcastle’s midfield.

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