Newcastle vs ChelseaEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Nov 21, 2020, St James' Park
CHELSEA are unbeaten in 11 games across all competitions and they will be looking to maintain their fine form when they lock horns with Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.
The big-spending Blues made a shaky start to the season, however, they have shown some notable signs of improvement in recent weeks and they will be looking to continue their upward progression at St James' Park.
Frank Lampard's star-studded side have suddenly shored things up at the back and their newfound defensive solidity has fuelled a run of five clean sheets across their last six matches.
The Chelsea legend also has a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal and the Blues min-revival has since seen some pundits tip them to challenge last season's top-two for the title.
Standing in Chelsea's way on Saturday is a Newcastle United side who have made their best start to a season since their promotion in 2016/17.
Having said that, the Magpies were comfortably beaten by Southampton last time out on a night where both of my recommended Bet Builders landed, and Steve Bruce will be hoping he can inspire a response from his troops when Chelsea come to town this weekend.
Chelsea have triumphed in six of their last eight tussles with the Toon and odds suggest the bookies are expecting a Blues success on Saturday by pricing the visitors up at 1/2 with William Hill.
Chelsea's improved defensive displays has been the catalyst for the capital clubs upturn in fortunes but the Blues also head north as the division's leading scorers with 20 goals in eight games.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that Lampard's men have made the net bulge at least three times in five of their last six top-flight assignments and that does not bode well for a Newcastle backline who are without a clean sheet since the opening weekend of the season.
There is little value in backing Chelsea to score two or more goals here at a general 1/2 however, we can nudge the price up to an eye-catching 5/6 via a Bet 365 Bet Builder when combining over one Chelsea goal and over zero Newcastle cards.
10 of Chelsea's last 11 Premier League road trips have produced over 2.5 goals and each of the Magpies last seven league matches in their own manor have featured three or more strikes.
What's more, the above-mentioned Bet Builder has banked in each of Chelsea's last four matches across all competitions and I'm happy to side with a repeat on Saturday given that Lampard's side look to be getting stronger with every outing.
That line of thought is also going to see me recommend an Even-Money Bet 365 Bet Builder by combining over zero Chelsea goals alongside over one Newcastle card – a combination that has clicked in five of Newcastle's last seven Premier League matches.
Newcastle have clocked up a fair few bookings this season – averaging 2.1 cards per game – and Bruce's boys will more than likely set out to stifle the Londoners on Saturday lunchtime.
With that in mind, coupled with the likelihood of the Toon reverting to the dark arts when trying to tame free-scoring Chelsea, I'm also going to have a play on Newcastle to collect over one card at 4/5 with Bet 365.
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