Newcastle United will head off to play at Stamford Bridge to try and generate a massive upset against a suddenly resurgent Chelsea. Chelsea have a place in the Champions League spots on the line, while Newcastle are playing to remain safely above the relegation battle. Steve Bruce’s side currently sits in 17th place, although they have a seven point cushion to the bottom three.
On Saturday, the Magpies won by a goal, slipping past Southampton 3-2. Newcastle’s attack checked out after the first half but had banked more than enough to hold off Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. Chelsea dodged a bullet on Sunday, finishing off Sheffield United 2-1, despite only outshooting the bottom dwelling Blades 9-8.
Their wins bumped Newcastle to 7-12-4 and Chelsea to 11-6-6.
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