Live streaming Chelsea vs Newcastle united 26 august 2018.
Newcastle coach Rafa Benitez will be looking to shake off his side’s poor start as he searches for his first win of the 2018/19 Premier League (PL) season (D1, L1). Three months have passed since ‘The Magpies’ sensationally beat Chelsea 3-0 on the final day of last season, which was also their last league win and only victory in seven PL games (W1, D1, L5).
Despite losing 2-1, Newcastle played well in their first game against 2017/18 top-four-finishers Tottenham but lacked momentum against Cardiff as they drew 0-0.
In contrast, Chelsea are currently in excellent form with two wins from their first two games after finishing last season in fourth fifth place. However, they could still struggle to get a win as in recent years this ground has proved to be quite unlucky. Since 2013, Chelsea have managed zero wins on their last five visits to St James’ Park (D1, L4).
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Players to watch: Ayoze Perez has scored three goals in the last two home games against Chelsea. Same again?
Frenchman Olivier Giroud has an outstanding record against Newcastle, scoring eight goals and two assists in ten league appearances.
Stat attack: There has been over 1.5 goals in the last seventeen H2H games between these two teams.
Over 1.5 goals have been scored in the second half alone in the last six H2H games here.
Chelsea have only two losses in their last eleven league games (W7, D2, L2).
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Referee: Tierney P. (Eng)
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle)
The referee of today’s match will be Paul Tierney.
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