Premier League Gameweek 29
Mar 13, 2022 KO: 14:00

Chelsea - Newcastle

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: David Coote
Havertz 89'  

Match preview

Lukaku and Werner dropped? How Chelsea could line up against Newcastle

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to drop Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner for his side's clash with Newcastle

Chelsea will be doing all they can to focus on the actual football when they welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel and his side will have a number of questions about their future needing answered, but they’ll need to put that to the back of their head and focus on the task at hand if they are to take all three points from an improved Newcastle team.

Unfortunately for the Chelsea manager, there will be a number of issues for him to overcome ahead of Sunday’s game.

In defence, Tuchel will still be without Ben Chilwell and Reece James, as well as Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta. Which means he’ll likely have to resort to a back four of Bounna Sarr, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Marcus Christensen.

There are no fresh midfield issues for the Stamford Bridge side, so we can expect to see a standard midfield trio of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovavic.

Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both doubts for the game, so Tuchel will likely turn to Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech to partner Kai Havertz in attack, with the German striker’s recent form putting him ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.

How Chelsea could line up against Newcastle

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Newcastle
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
7
Draws
4
7
Losses
2
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
37
22
Goals Per Game
1.85
1.10
More > 2.5 Goals
8
8
More > 3 Goals
6
5
Scored First in a Match
14
11
Scored Both Halves
5
3
Won More > 1 Goal
8
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
29
Did Not Score
3
5
Both Teams Scored
9
11
Kept Clean Sheet
10
4
Won Without Conceding
8
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
13
Shots on Target
5.25
4.15
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.10
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
3.07
1.79
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.10
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.70
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.26
4.25
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
10
Yellow Cards
1.55
2.15
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Knee Injury image description
  2. Achilles tendonitis image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  5. Muscle Strain image description
  6. Knee Injury image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  8. Groin Strain image description