Report | November 25
4 - 1
|Alexander Isak 13||Raheem Sterling 23|
|Jamaal Lascelles 60|
|Anthony Gordon 83|
|5||Shots on Target||4|
This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Alexander Isak got the opener for Newcastle in the 13th minute after being assisted by Lewis Miley. Following the opening goal, Newcastle proceeded to add on 3 more goals, compared to Chelsea's 1 as Newcastle took the three points.
Valentino Livramento's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls. Despite the Magpies' victory, the passing game was close as Newcastle had 480 completed passes while Chelsea completed 412 passes.
Newcastle get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Chelsea's mixed form continues.
|Drew 4 fouls (19th in the Premier League)||4 tackles won|
|Assisted 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Newcastle take on Man United at St James' Park on Saturday, December 2nd. While Chelsea meet Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, December 3rd. Can the Magpies win again? Will the Blues improve their form?
Preview | November 25
Newcastle's recent form has seen them move up to 7th in the table. Newcastle are one of the most attacking teams in the league and the stats back this up. Their average xG (expected goals) of 2.02 is the 2nd highest in the league. Kieran Trippier will be leaned on for chance creation. He leads the way with 6 assists this season (2nd in the EPL). Key goal scorer Callum Wilson will be looking to keep it going after scoring 3 goals in his last 5 matches.
Chelsea's recent form has seen them move up to 10th in the table. Chelsea tend to dominate games, especially in the final third. They rank in the top 10 for average possession (61%) and shots per match (14.4). Conor Gallagher will be looking to continue creating chances for Chelsea after recording 4 assists in his last 5 matches.
Newcastle-Chelsea Prediction: 2-0
Newcastle's solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.
Did you know? Chelsea travelled to St. James' Park to play Newcastle in 2021 and won 3-0. That remains the most goals the Magpies have conceded to the Blues at home in the Premier League.
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Report | November 12
4 - 4
|Thiago Silva 29||Erling Haaland 25 [PK], 47|
|Raheem Sterling 37||Manuel Akanji 45|
|Nicolas Jackson 67||Rodri 86|
|Cole Palmer 90 [PK]|
|9||Shots on Target||10|
This match was quite the high-scoring, back and forth affair. Erling Haaland netted a penalty to open up the scoring for Man City in the 25th minute. Following the opening goal, Chelsea responded with a Thiago Silva goal in the 29th minute. The team then went back and forth with two more goals each, leading to an exhilarating 4-4 tie.
Julián Álvarez continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. For Chelsea, Raheem Sterling posed a threat out wide, leading the team in crosses. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Chelsea had 437 completed passes while Man City completed 520 passes.
Chelsea's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Man City's run of wins comes to an end.
|Cole Palmer||Erling Haaland|
|Scored 1 goal||1 penalty won|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||Scored 2 goals|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Chelsea take on Newcastle at St James' Park, while Man City prepare for a pivotal clash against Liverpool. Can the Blues do better next time? Will City continue to pick up points?
Report | November 6
1 - 4
|Dejan Kulusevski 6||Cole Palmer 35 [PK]|
|Nicolas Jackson 75, 90, 90|
|5||Shots on Target||8|
Dejan Kulusevski opened the score for Tottenham in the sixth minute after being found by Pape Matar Sarr. After the first goal, Chelsea responded in a big way, with a 4 goal barrage. Tottenham couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Chelsea took the dominant win.
Reece James continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. Moisés Caicedo kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 93%. The Blues won the midfield battle, completing 504 passes compared to Spurs' 319.
Chelsea take the lion's share of the points. Meanwhile, Tottenham taste defeat, ending their winning streak.
|Nicolas Jackson||Cole Palmer|
|Scored 3 goals||Assisted 1 goal|
|2 corners won||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Tottenham meet Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Saturday, November 11th. While Chelsea take on Man City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 12th. Will Spurs put this disappointment behind them? Can the Blues win again?
Report | October 28
0 - 2
|Ethan Pinnock 58|
|Bryan Mbeumo 90|
|2||Shots on Target||5|
Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo set up Ethan Pinnock for the opening score in the 58th minute. He then followed the assist with a goal of his own in the 96th minute, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, resulting in a 2-0 win.
Nathan Collins' excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. The Blues may have lost but their technical prowess was on show throughout; they completed 397 more passes than the Bees.
Brentford make it back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, Chelsea's mixed form continues.
|Bryan Mbeumo||Ethan Pinnock|
|Assisted 1 goal||Earned a clean sheet|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
Next up, Chelsea meet Tottenham for the latest in a long line of grudge matches on Monday, November 6th. While Brentford meet West Ham at Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday, November 4th. Will the Blues improve their form? Can the Bees make it three wins in a row?
Report | October 21
2 - 2
|Cole Palmer 15 [PK]||Declan Rice 77|
|Mykhailo Mudryk 48||Leandro Trossard 84|
|5||Shots on Target||3|
Cole Palmer netted the first goal of the match with a penalty for Chelsea in the 15th minute. Mykhailo Mudryk then doubled the lead with a goal in the 48th minute. Down 2-0, Arsenal's Declan Rice narrowed the deficit with a strike in the 77th minute. Arsenal then completed the comeback on a Leandro Trossard goal to secure one point.
Levi Colwill's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. For Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka continually probed down the flank, each getting 5 crosses into the box. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Blues had 440 completed passes while the Gunners completed 563 passes.
Chelsea's win streak snapped. Meanwhile, Arsenal's run of wins comes to an end.
|Mykhailo Mudryk||Declan Rice|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|2 crosses (1st on their team)||1 tackle won|
Both squads play next on Saturday, October 28th. Chelsea meet Brentford for the latest in a long line of grudge matches, while Arsenal will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Sheffield United. Can the Blues keep their point streak going? Will the Gunners continue to pick up points?
Report | October 7
1 - 4
|Wilson Odobert 15||Ameen Al-Dakhil 42 [OG]|
|Cole Palmer 50 [PK]|
|Raheem Sterling 65|
|Nicolas Jackson 74|
|3||Shots on Target||5|
Wilson Odobert got the opener for Burnley in the 15th minute following an assist by Lyle Foster. After the first goal, Chelsea responded in a big way, with a 4 goal barrage. Burnley couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Chelsea took the dominant win.
Cucurella was one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions. Moisés Caicedo had an impressive pass completion rate of 96%. The Blues' range of passing won them the day in the end, completing 272 more passes than the Clarets.
It's another win for Chelsea as they make it two on the bounce. Meanwhile, Burnley's mixed form continues.
|Cole Palmer||Raheem Sterling|
|Assisted 1 goal||1 penalty won|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Saturday, October 21st. Burnley take on Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium, while Chelsea face fierce rivals Arsenal. Will the Clarets improve their form? Can the Blues make it three wins in a row?
Nickname: The Blues
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (Capacity 40,853)
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino (ARG)
Last Season: 12th
Despite new ownership and an eye-watering transfer spend north of €500m, Chelsea endured a torrid 2022/23 campaign, which saw Graham Potter sacked and Caretaker replacement Frank Lampard oversee just one win in 12 on the run-in. With a full summer affording opportunity for their massive squad to gel and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino now at the helm, can the Blues bounce back and challenge towards the head of affairs this season?
Arriving at Stamford Bridge from Benfica for €121m last term, 22-year-old World Cup winner Fernandez was a shining light for the Blues in their turbulent and underwhelming campaign. Widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted and creative young midfielders in the game, the Argentine will be a regular starter in Chelsea’s engine room and pivotal to any progress they achieve.
Chelsea’s lack of a natural centre-forward was costly in 2022/23, with the Blues netting just 38 Premier League goals and failing to score in 14 of their top-flight outings. Enter Nicolas Jackson, who could emerge as their long-term solution after a €37m move from Villarreal, where he registered 12 goals and five assists in La Liga last term. A powerful and energetic frontman, the 22-year-old Senegalese has bundles of potential and is fancied to make a fast impact at the Bridge.
A cagey opening day contest could be on the cards, with the last four meetings between the sides in all competitions ending goalless.
Chelsea surely possess too much quality and depth to perform as poorly this term. New boss Mauricio Pochettino should bring exciting football back to the Bridge; however, it’s debatable as to whether the Argentine truly boasts the credentials needed to deliver tangible success. We expect progress from the Blues this season, but they’re likely to fall short in their quest for the top four.
Do you agree with our preview, or will Pochettino guide Chelsea to Champions League qualification?
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Did you know? Chelsea boast the longest unbeaten home record in English top-flight history. The Blues went 86 games unbeaten at Stamford Bridge between March 2004 and October 2008.
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