Chelsea - Newcastle
|02-05-2012, 20:45||Chelsea - Newcastle
League: Premier League, England
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CHELSEA TO WIN AT ODDS 1.53Final result: 0 - 2
Profit: 0.00 - 8 = -8
Reaching the final in UEFA Champions League is obviously a big push for Chelsea, as only five days after the memorable game at "Camp Nou" (FC Barcelona - Chelsea 2-2 on 24.04.2012), the hosts just smashed Queens Park Rangers, scoring six goals in that game (Chelsea - Queens Park Rangers 6-1 on 29.04.2012).Another victory at home against a direct opponent like Newcastle United will strongly increase their chances to finish the campaign in Top 4 and to save a season, which just eight weeks ago was considered as totally lost.Of course, Roberto Di Matteo is one of the main reasons for the good results over the last two months (Chelsea is 9-4-1 28-12 in fourteen games under Di Matteo), but it seems to me, that the key factor for the revival of this team is the fact, that Roberto Di Matteo returned to the old formation and brought back in the starting line-up players like John Terry (defender) and Didier Drogba (striker), whose presence has a significant influence over this team.Fernando Torres (striker), who scored a hat-trick on Sunday, has four goals in the last two games of his team - something, that is definitely a bad news for The Magpies.Gary Cahill (defender) and David Luiz (defender) will miss the game for The Blues, but Roberto Di Matteo has no other problems with injured or suspended players ahead of this clash.Chelsea is 11-3-3 39-23 in seventeen games at "Stamford Bridge" since the start of the season, as the hosts managed to win in each of their last four games here.No matter if they will finish in Top 4, the visitors made a good season so far (their best in the last 10 years).The Magpies will travel to London after a heavy defeat in their visit at Wigan Athletic on Saturday (Wigan Athletic - Newcastle United 4-0 on 28.04.2012), which ended an impressive series of six consecutive victories.However, only two of those six victories came away from home (West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 1-3 on 25.03.2012 ; Swansea City - Newcastle United 0-2 on 06.04.2012), while Newcastle United is 0-1-4 4-14 in five visits against teams, that are currently at Top 8 in the standings.Alan Pardew won't be able to use Steven Taylor (defender), Shola Ameobi (striker) and Peter Lovenkrands (striker) for this tough visit, while Danny Simpson (defender / ankle injury), Yohan Cabaye (midfielder / knock), Danny Guthrie (midfielder / calf injury) and Sylvain Marveaux (midfielder / groin injury) are expected to be fit to play in this clash.Papiss Cisse (striker) shows excellent form recently, as he scored 8 goals in the last six games of his team.Chelsea is without a victory in the last three games between these two teams at "Stamford Bridge" (0-2-1 5-6), but The Blues have a good record against this opponent here over the last decade and also, Chelsea won 3-0 at "St James' Park" earlier this season (Newcastle United - Chelsea 0-3 on 03.12.2011).
Posted on: 01.05.2012, 23.50 CET (Viewed: 330 times)
Last edited: 01.05.2012, 23.54 CET
Match starts on: May 02, 2012
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