Opta Stats: Chelsea v Newcastle

Will Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side still be top of the Premier League after their match with Newcastle?
Will Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side still be top of the Premier League after their match with Newcastle?

After suffering a humiliating defeat to Spurs on New Year's Day, can Chelsea bounce back against Newcastle? Opta rates their chances.

"The Blues conceded as many goals in their last Premier League game (five) as they had in the 10 previous matches."

Over 3.5 goals is 8/52.58.

John Terry has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances. John Terry is likely to be priced at around 8/19.0 to find the net.

Newcastle United have scored the highest proportion of second-half goals in the Barclays Premier League (76%). The odds of the second-half containing more goals than the first are 10/111.92.

The Blues conceded as many goals in their last Premier League game (five) as they had in the 10 previous matches. Over 3.5 goals is 8/52.58.

Papiss Cissé, who is away on Africa Cup of Nations duty, has now scored four Premier League goals against Chelsea - against no side has he scored more often. Chelsea are 4/61.68 to keep a clean sheet.

Cesc Fabregas now has more PL assists this season (14) than any player managed last term (Steven Gerrard 13). Over 2.5 goals is 5/81.64.

Eden Hazard has scored four and assisted three in his last seven league games. Hazard is likely to be priced at around 5/42.3 to find the net.

The Magpies scored two goals from just three shots on target in their 2-1 win over the Blues at St
James Park in early December when they became the first side to beat Chelsea this season. Newcastle are [1.8.5] to win.

Chelsea have scored with 18% of their shots and hit the target with 50%; both are league high figures. A Chelsea victory is 2/91.22.

Newcastle have scored more goals from substitutes than any other team in the top flight (8). The Chelsea half-time/draw full-time double result is priced at 35/136.0.

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