Sky Sports pundit makes his Newcastle vs Chelsea prediction

Chelsea head up north today to face Newcastle United in the 5.30pm kick off in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Newcastle sit in 13th place in the league table having won only one match in the last five, and are struggling with injuries.

Steve Bruce’s side will have their work cut out against a Chelsea side who have picked up a little bit of momentum again after a stuttering season so far.

However, Frank Lampard’s Blues still sit in 4th place in the league and are very much on for one of the Champions League places.

St James’ Park is not an easy place for any team to go and get a win though, and Bruce will be looking to make it very tough for Chelsea today.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas puts his Premier League predictions every week and he often predicts a lesser fate for Chelsea than most, so his prediction this week is rather surprising.

He believes The Blues will win 3-1 today!

He said:

“I have never seen injuries like it at Newcastle. It may have been Rochdale but Steve Bruce wanted his side to get through.

“He is not particularly fighting a relegation battle but how things could materialise could mean that they end up doing so. There is still a lot of work to be done.

“Chelsea are strong away from home and can hit on the counter-attack if Newcastle leave that option open.
“Chelsea will want to keep the gap to Wolves, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Tottenham and Arsenal. They will not want to go too inconsistent, as they will be concerned again.”