Chelsea will turn their attention back to matters on the pitch when they welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. It’s been a troubling week for the Blues, with sanctions put on Roman Abramovich resulting in huge changes to the club’s operations, but they need to put that to one side and keep their season on track.
They face a stiff test against a Newcastle side that have not lost in the Premier League since Christmas, an unbeaten run of nine matches that has lifted them up to 14th and away from relegation trouble.
Here’s all you need to know about Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge…
Chelsea vs Newcastle is scheduled for a 2pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Stamford Bridge in London will host the match.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Newcastle
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage beginning at 1pm.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Dan Kilpatrick at the ground to provide expert analysis.
Fabian Schar picked up a groin injury against Southampton and is a doubt for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Norwich caused Chelsea some nervy moments in the second-half at Carrow Road, and the Blues now face a Newcastle side full of confidence after an impressive run.
It’s likely to be a tight encounter, but Chelsea are fancied to just about do enough and put the off-field distractions to one side again.
Chelsea win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea have not lost to Newcastle at Stamford Bridge for ten years.
Chelsea wins: 77
Newcastle wins: 54