Newcastle vs Chelsea Soccer Prediction Today
In his return season to the elite division of English football, Newcastle fulfill its mission. After a troubled start, he managed to improve production in the second half of the season and ensured his stay in the Premier League.
The relaxation after the goal achieved led the team to four straight defeats in the final rounds. The most recent against Tottenham in London on Wednesday, May 9, 1-0. Parked at 41 points (11 wins, eight draws and 18 losses), the team occupies tenth place in the standings. That’s the best you can get. Leicester, ninth placed, has six points and is out of range.
For his final match of the season, the team led by coach Rafa Benitez has two problems of injury and one of suspension. Defender Claran Clark (20 games in the 2017/2018 English Premier League, two goals) and striker Christian Atsu (28 games, two goals) are injured and should not play. Suspended is the striker Islam Slimani (four games, no goal).
By drawing at home against Huddersfield by 1 to 1 on Wednesday, May 9, Chelsea saw their chances of reaching a spot for the next edition of the Champions League were greatly reduced. With 70 points (21 wins, seven draws and nine defeats), the blues are in fifth place in the Premier League.
To earn a place in the most important club competition in the Old World, Chelsea must be in the top four. The only chance of that happening is beating Liverpool, which has 72 points. To do this, they need to win and cheer by defeating the reds, who have wide advantage in the balance of goals.
It’s not a combination of the easy ones, even because Liverpool are the only team that has not been defeated in their domains in the current season of the English Championship. So, in order to be able to play UCL again, Chelsea will have to wait for the Reds to defeat Real Madrid in the decision of the tournament in the current season. That would open an extra spot for the English.
While the continental final, which is scheduled for May 26, does not arrive, the attentions of the club are really focused towards the final of the FA Cup. On the 19th, the team will decide the title with Manchester United.
That may cause coach Antonio Conte not to put all of his top athletes on the field this Saturday. He has spared some in the game against Huddersfield and certainly does not want to lose injured players to the final with United.
Because he already has four athletes delivered to the medical department. They are injured Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (34 games in the season 2017/2018 of the English Championship); Brazilian defender David Luiz (ten games, one goal); and Ethan Ampadu (one game, no goal) and Daniel Drinkwater (12 games, one goal).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Newcastle vs Chelsea
Expecting to be dismissed by the club at the end of the season, coach Antonio Conte did not give much importance to the possibility of reaching the Premier League a place in the Champions League. After all, you should not be in charge of the club next season. He preferred to bet his chips in the preservation of players so that he counts on the team closest to the holder in the decision of the FA Cup.
Prediction Today: Newcastle