Chelsea eye fourth straight win under Tuchel

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Tammy Abraham in action for Chelsea

2020-21 English Premier League
Matchday 24 of 38

Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Stamford Bridge
London, England

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
Draws: 35

 

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