Chelsea vs Newcastle United - FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United - FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from Carabao Cup disappointment by qualifying for the next round of the FA Cup as they welcome Newcastle United this weekend. It wasn’t straightforward for the Blues to make it this far, as they were taken to penalties by a determined Norwich City team. It has been a tough couple of months for Antonio Conte’s men as they have played 16 matches since the beginning of December. There have clearly been some signs …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea host Newcastle United in the opening fixture of the weekend and there will be a lot of interest in the game as Rafa Benitez returns to his former club. The Spaniard was never fully taken to at Stamford Bridge and he will be eager to return to haunt the Blues. His team are on a winless run of five matches and the timing of this fixture isn’t great for him, but the unpredictability of the Premier League means that …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …