In this week 38 match on the 28th of May, Chelsea plays host to Newcastle United in a clash of these two extremely mismatched Premier League teams. Weather on match day is looking like a cloudy and cool day, with daytime temperatures of only 14 degrees, which should make for a nice day for football. 12th placed Chelsea is fresh off their 0-1 loss against Manchester City. Julián Álvarez struck first for Manchester City in the 12th minute on a feed from Cole Palmer, and that single goal was all that was necessary as neither team could manage any more scoring At the end of 90 a dissapointed Chelsea couldn’t manage to score, and Manchester City took the shutout win. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having lost 6 of their last 10, while in their last match, Newcastle United recorded a 0-0 scoreless draw against Leicester City. Neither Newcastle United nor Leicester City could manage to put one past the goalie. They had 23 and 1 shots on net respectively, but no one could score, and the match ended in a scoreless draw,. With 20 points in their last 10 matches Newcastle United should be reasonably happy with their performance.
Newcastle United and Chelsea last played eachother at the St. James’ Park on Nov 12th. Newcastle United was victorious by a score of 1 to 0 in front of just over 52000 excited fans. Joseph Willock struck first for Newcastle United in the 67th minute on a feed from Miguel Almirón, and with that single goal the scoring was complete. Neither team could manage anything else In the end, Chelsea couldn’t muster any offence and Newcastle United ran away with the shutout win.
Callum Wilson has been on a hot streak lately. In the last 5 games, the attacker has scored five goals for Newcastle United. Raheem Sterling has been the most prolific scorer on Chelsea in the last five matches with two goals
Frank Lampard’s squad will be without N’Golo Kanté, Reece James, Mason Mount, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marcus Bettinelli, while Eddie Howe’s squad will be without Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles, Emil Krafth and Sean Longstaff.