Match: Newcastle vs Chelsea Competition: England – Premier League Time / Date: 17:00h / 13 May 2018 Venue: St James Park
Chelsea must win and pray for a shock result at Anfield in order to make a last-gasp leap into the top four and have any chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Newcastle, meanwhile, can at least make a statement of intent for next season and send the Geordie fans home happy for the summer.
Newcastle have lost four games in a row and are in danger of dropping out of the top half of the table on Sunday.While Chelsea have won their last 3 away matches.
Islam Slimani (Suspension through sports court), Jesús Gámez (Malleolar injury), Ciaran Clark (Knee injury), Christian Atsu (Knee injury)
David Luiz (Knee injury), Danny Drinkwater (Calf strain)
Chelsea are strong at home to Newcastle but have not enjoyed the same success at St. James’ Park, failing to win their last four matches there.
Rafa Benitez has lost more games as a manager against Chelsea than any other team in his career. Does defeat No.15 beckon here?