For the 13th round of the Premier League, Chelsea travels this Saturday (25th) to Newcastle to maintain the pace of recovery in the championship. Meanwhile, the Magpies are trying to stay at the front, after playing a bad game in the previous round. Check out where to watch Chelsea vs Newcastle live below.
Despite their poor start to the league, Chelsea appear to have found their feet under Mauricio Pochettino. Occupying tenth place with 16 points, the Blues are coming off very convincing results. In the last round, in a crazy game with two comebacks, they drew 4-4 in stoppage time against leaders Manchester City. Before that, they beat Tottenham 4-1 in the London derby.
For the game in Newcastle, Pochettino will be able to count on defenders Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto, who are returning from injury. However, left-back Ben Chilwell, defenders Wesley Fofana and Trevoh Chalobah and midfielder Chukwuemeka remain in the medical department.
On the other hand, Newcastle also has a considerable list of injured players. No fewer than eight athletes cannot be listed by coach Eddie Howe due to physical problems. Furthermore, midfielder Sandro Tonali is serving a ten-month suspension for involvement in online betting. The good news is that Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães returns from suspension and should start.
Occupying seventh place with 20 points, Newcastle is coming off a surprising 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth — Eddie Howe’s former club. Furthermore, the Magpies are in a complicated situation in the UEFA Champions League, and will still face fellow millionaires Paris Saint-Germain in next week’s round.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Newcastle
The duel between Chelsea and Newcastle at St James Park starts at 12pm, Brasília time, with live broadcast on ESPN (closed TV) and Star+ (streaming).
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