Newcastle United vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

09:05 SAST 2018/05/13
Eden Hazard Chelsea
Chelsea hold on to hopes of Champions League qualification but they need results elsewhere to go in their favour

Chelsea head to Newcastle still with a slim chance that they can qualify for the Champions League next season but they need Liverpool to lose to Brighton at Anfield.

Newcastle confirmed their safety weeks ago and they are currently looking to consolidate their 10th position and secure a top-half finish. 

St James' Park has been a nightmare venue for Chelsea in recent years, though, as Newcastle are unbeaten in their last four home Premier League games against Chelsea, scoring at least twice in each match.

Game Newcastle United vs Chelsea
Date Sunday, May 13
Time 3:00pm BST / 10:00am ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go

Squads & Team News

Position Newcastle players
Goalkeepers Elliot, Darlow, Dubravka
Defenders Clark, Dummett, Lascelles, Mbemba, Haidara, Yedlin, Gamez, Lejeune, Manquillo
Midfielders Atsu, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Diame, Murphy, Merino, Kenedy
Forwards Gayle, Perez, Joselu, Slimani

Newcastle will be without Christian Atsu and Jesus Gamez due to injury. Islam Slimani remains unavailable for selection after his suspension for violent conduct. Kenedy cannot play against his parent club.

Predicted Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Murphy; Perez; Gayle 

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Emerson, Christensen, Ampadu, Sterling, Chalobah
Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Scott, Hudson-Odoi
Forwards Morata, Giroud

Thibaut Courtois remains sidelined with a back injury so Willy Caballero will start between the sticks. David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater remain out with injuries.

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard 

Betting & Match Odds

In a game where Chelsea need to win and Newcastle have nothing to play for, unsurprisingly, Chelsea are heavy favourites with dabblebet at 6/10. Newcastle are 9/2 to win at home whereas a draw is 3/1.

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Match Preview

Chelsea's season hinges on their next two games. Champions League qualification to go alongside an FA Cup win would be seen as a success, whereas a fifth-place finish and a runners-up medal would not be good enough for Antonio Conte's men.

The Blues will want a routine win against the Magpies whilst hoping that Brighton can pull off an unlikely victory at Anfield.

Chelsea could still mathematically qualify for the Champions League if Liverpool manage to draw but they would need to beat Newcastle by 15 goals. Chelsea were involved in the biggest final day win in Premier League history when they hammered Wigan 8-0 in 2010.

Newcastle have nothing to play for and have been taking it easy since hitting the 40-point mark with a win against Arsenal last month.

They have lost every game since the win against the Gunners, most recently losing 1-0 by Tottenham, but it has still been an overwhelmingly positive season for Rafa Benitez's side following promotion from the Championship.