Chelsea have lost three of four in all competitions with Graham Potter’s honeymoon period proving to be relatively short-lived.
Already five points off fourth, the Blues will likely see that gap grow further this weekend as they take on in-form Newcastle at what will be a raucous St James’ Park.
Potter already has a raft of injury concerns, including N’Golo Kante and Reece James, and Jorginho is also a doubt here.
Eddie Howe is still missing Emil Krafth, Alexander Isak, Paul Dummett and Matt Ritchie, and Ryan Fraser will probably sit this one out.
To Win To Nil: Newcastle
Newcastle have the third-best expected goal difference per 90 in the Premier League, they have won three in a row and are unbeaten at home. Howe’s side are no fluke – they are clearly one of the best teams in the country this season, and will come into this game full of confidence.
Only six teams have accumulated fewer expected goals than Chelsea this season. They have scored just two goals in their last four league matches, and they are winless in their last three domestic away matches.
Most Corners: Newcastle
Newcastle have had more corners than their opponent in three of their last four league matches. They average the joint-most corners in their favour at 7.1, comfortably ahead of Chelsea’s mark of six.
Chelsea are in the bottom half when it comes to conceding corners, and had fewer corners than both Manchester City and Arsenal in their last two fixtures.
Anytime Goalscorer: Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron has failed to score just once in his last seven league matches. It is not an exaggeration to say he is one of Europe’s form players at the moment.
This hot streak will come to an end at some point (perhaps during the World Cup break), but it is still worth rolling with the Paraguayan for now.
This is a great price.
All odds are subject to change