Opta Stats: Chelsea v Newcastle United

Can Guus Hiddink extend his unbeaten record since returning to Chelsea when they take on Newcastle?
Can Guus Hiddink extend his unbeaten record since returning to Chelsea when they take on Newcastle?

It's a battle of the bottom half as Chelsea host Newcastle. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Chelsea haven’t won any of the four Premier League games that Kurt Zouma hasn’t started in this season (W0 D2 L2) and have conceded 10 goals in these matches."

With Zouma injured, you can lay Chelsea at 1.4840/85.

Newcastle United have taken more points off Chelsea (13) than any other team in the last five seasons. They are 8.27/1 to win.

In the last 11 meetings between Chelsea and Newcastle United, the Blues have failed to win if they didn't keep a clean sheet (D3 L4). The draw is 4.94/1.

Chelsea have conceded only one goal in the opening 15 minutes of their last 52 Premier League matches. The odds of a 0-0 draw at half-time are 3.211/5.

Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, after netting just three in his previous 14 this season. Costa is 1.865/6 to score.

Guus Hiddink has still only lost one of his 21 matches as a Premier League manager (W13 D7 L1) and is unbeaten in his last 16. Chelsea are 1.4740/85 to win.

Chelsea haven't won any of the four Premier League games that Kurt Zouma hasn't started in this season (W0 D2 L2) and have conceded 10 goals in these matches. With Zouma injured, you can lay Chelsea at 1.4840/85.

The Blues are on the current longest unbeaten run in the Premier League - nine games (W3 D6 L0). They are 1.171/6 in the Draw No Bet market.

Newcastle have only won back-to-back Premier League games on one occasion since November 29th 2014 (this was a two-game winning run in December 2015). They are 3.052/1 in the Double Chance market.

Steve McClaren has collected just one win and seven points in 11 Premier League games as a manager against Chelsea (W1 D4 L6). The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is 4.67/2.

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