After a fantastic 1-0 victory on Monday against Manchester City, Jose Mourinho brings his side back home to face a Magpies side surrounded by off-pitch confusionChelsea made a huge statement on Monday with a 1-0 victory away to Manchester City. Despite Jose Mourinho ruling his side out of the title race, the Blues are certainly right in the hunt.
Now they face a Newcastle team who are in woeful form and have issues behind the scenes at St James's Park as well.
Alan Pardew brings his side into this match after a tough loss at home to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby. The Magpies have been beaten five times in their last seven games and will face another tough task against Chelsea.
Despite their poor form, though, the Magpies may draw hope from the fact that they have beaten Chelsea in their last two meetings. Bet365 price them at 12/1 (13.00) to win the match.
Chelsea come into this match unbeaten in their last 10 matches, winning eight of those. Despite the brilliant victory against City, Mourinho's men have looked a little unsure at home, drawing with West Ham 0-0 and battling past Stoke City 1-0 in the FA Cup. Bet365 price them at 2/9 (1.22) to take three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 5/1 (6.00).
In Chelsea's last seven matches, the Blues have only conceded one goal, with Manchester United scoring a consolation goal when the two sides met. With the defence looking assured for Mourinho's side, the Blues to win to nil at 4/5 (1.80) looks a good play with bet365.
When you consider that, in Newcastle's last five losses, they have only scored once, this bet is certainly worth backing.
|Chelsea to win to nil at 4/5 (1.80) for 1.5pts with bet365