2020-21 English Premier League
Matchday 24 of 38
Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Monday, 15 February 2021
Kick-off is at 22:00 CAT
Chelsea will be aiming to continue their march up the 2020-21 English Premier League standings when they host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
The Blues are unbeaten in the league since Thomas Tuchel took over the reins as head coach and registered a third straight win by defeating Sheffield United 2-1 away last weekend.
Tuchel was impressed by Timo Werner’s performance at Bramall Lane and despite failing to get his name on the scoresheet, the German forward set up both goals to move the London club up to fifth and a point behind the Uefa Champions League spots.
“When he plays like this we are very happy,” said Tuchel. “This was a big step forward. The first goal was an amazing run and amazing assist. The goals will come.”
Newcastle have also been on the up of late and claimed a second win in three matches with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton last time out. The result eased their relegation fears and Steve Bruce was delighted with his team’s ability to hold onto all three points despite playing most of the second-half with 10-men.
“The last half hour is awful to be brutally honest,” Bruce said. “But the blocks they got in, the challenges they made, I couldn’t be more pleased. They have hung on very well.
“The resilience of the team and the effort and commitment was terrific.”
An own goal from Federico Fernandez and a second-half strike from Tammy Abraham led Chelsea to a 2-0 win over their hosts at St James’ Park earlier this season.
Chelsea vs Newcastle United head-to-head statistics:
Matches played: 143
Chelsea wins: 61
Newcastle United wins: 47
English Premier League fixtures, matchday 24:
Saturday, 13 February
14:30 – Leicester City vs Liverpool
17:00 – Crystal Palace vs Burnley
19:30 – Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
22:00 – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Aston Villa
Sunday, 14 February
14:00 – Southampton vs Wolves
16:00 – West Brom vs Manchester United
18:30 – Arsenal vs Leeds United
21:00 – Everton vs Fulham
Monday, 15 February
20:00 – West Ham United vs Sheffield United
22:00 – Chelsea vs Newcastle United