Newcastle United will sign off for the season at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea knowing it can call itself a Champions League team. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and Premier League live betting in the English top-flight league.
Chelsea: Season to Forget
No doubt, Chelsea fans will be waiting with ironic chants, but for once, the Blues won’t be in the European competitions next term. The team has struggled under Frank Lampard, and he won’t be around much longer after suffering a poor time since his return. However, Chelsea will be looking to go out with a bang.
The club is stuck in the middle of the table with nothing to play for in the last game of the season. Only three teams have scored fewer goals than Chelsea, while the Premier League top-scorer Erling Haaland has scored 36 EPL goals, just one goal less than the entire Chelsea team.
Chelsea was in action on Thursday, going down 4-1 at Manchester United. Raheem Sterling missed the defeat at Old Trafford and is likely to sit this fixture out as well. Chelsea is clearly a team low on confidence and the recent loss might make it hard for it to find any kind of motivation for this game, so we won’t include it in our Premier League picks and parlays. In addition, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell, and Benoit Badiashile have been struggling with injuries.
Chelsea will finish the campaign with its worst-ever point tally in the Premier League era and could end up 14th in the table depending on other results on the final day. Frank Lampard has managed just one win from the 10 matches he has taken charge of.
Newcastle: Amazing Season
For Newcastle, Champions League football has already been secured and can play with freedom in west London, looking to give fans one more memorable afternoon at the end of what has been a superb season. It could end up in third spot with three points, depending on how Manchester United fares against Fulham. If you’re betting online, the value is definitely on Newcastle.
Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson have been included in the latest England squad and may be used sparingly on Sunday by boss Eddie Howe. Alexander Isak has gone six games without a goal but he’s started alongside Wilson in the last four, taking on a slightly different role. He may well be the focal point in the attack on Sunday, and he can sign off for the campaign with a goal at this venue.
Allan Saint-Maximin, Jacob Murphy, and Anthony Gordon are pushing for recalls to the starting lineup, while Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles, and Emil Krafth remain in the recovery room. Joe Willock is unlikely to be risked against Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
Chelsea has just one win in its last 13 games, losing nine, and has been particularly poor at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard’s side is winless in seven at home, losing four, failing to score in four of those fixtures. Newcastle may have little left to play for, but it is the form team here and has managed four wins in its last six away from home.
Chelsea has lost six of its 18 EPL home games and when it does lose, it usually fails to score, with five of those defeats coming to nil. Newcastle has been in a good scoring form on its travels and has scored two or more goals in five of its last six away from home.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Match Information
- Match: Chelsea (11-10-16) vs Newcastle (19-13-5)
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 28, 11:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Stamford Bridge, London
- Chelsea vs Newcastle Live stream: fubo.tv
Chelsea vs Newcastle Betting Lines
Chelsea vs Newcastle Pick and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Premier League odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
The visitors are more of a team than Chelsea and are hungry for positive results, so we predict that Eddie Howe’s troops will prove their worth on the pitch. Newcastle will be without Nick Pope, and Eddie Howe may make a few more tweaks.
Newcastle will never get a better chance to land one on Chelsea. The last victory here came in 2012, so an away win is long overdue, and we will back it to return home with the three points.
The Newcastle are listed at +135in our Vegas Premier League lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Newcastle, you have a chance to win $135. The Chelsea are +185, offering a chance to win $185on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Newcastlea 42.55% chance to win, with Chelsea at 35.09%.