The program of the 16th round of the English soccer championship will be decorated by the confrontation between Newcastle and Chelsea. The game will take place in Newcastle at St. James Park Stadium.
Last season Newcastle was struggling to retain its place in the elite division. The team had a change of owner, with which came a lot of money. The work on the transfer market has paid off. In the season 2022/2023 the team is in the top-4 of the APL and claims a place in the European Cup on the results of the championship. In the APL standings Newcastle is in third place with 27 points. The gap is five points behind Manchester City and seven points behind Arsenal. The goal difference is 28:11.
Chelsea have changed their head coach in the course of the season, but so far it has not affected the results in the English league. “Chelsea are in the playoffs of the Champions League, but in the APL is not yet in the top four. “The Blues are seventh in the standings with 21 points. In 13 games there have been six wins, three draws and four defeats. The goal difference is 17-16.
At the distance of the last five rounds of the AFL, Chelsea is in 14th place in the standings. The team has five points.
In total, the teams have played in 170 matches. The balance of victories is 77:54 in favor of Chelsea. 39 games ended in a draw.
Chelsea approaches the match against the “Magpies” on a series of two defeats. This will add motivation to the team. Newcastle shows equally strong game both at home and away. The only defeat for “forty” is in an away game against Liverpool. Newcastle will not lose the match, but there is little chance to keep the goal out of touch, given the motivation of Chelsea.