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Chelsea are expected to get the three points against Newcastle on Saturday as the Blues will be aiming for the three points just after the international break.
While bookmakers are tipping Chelsea to get a victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has warned that Chelsea should expect a tight game from the Magpies who will come to Stamford Bridge to frustrate Frank Lampard’s side.
Newcastle defeated Manchester United before the international break and have also beaten Tottenham this season, and Steve Bruce’s side will come to the Bridge with a strong defensive setup.
“This is everybody’s banker of the weekend, but Newcastle have gone to Tottenham and won, which people questioned,” the pundit told Sky Sports.
“They then beat Manchester United at home but it wasn’t sensational. Steve Bruce will be saying that this is a free swing.
“Chelsea have the youngsters and are playing well, but they will have a roller-coaster season, which is what I said from the start. These are the games that it took Liverpool years to overcome – these teams sit in and don’t threaten, but try to frustrate.
“Newcastle do this and they did it at Tottenham, this is the type of team they are. Chelsea will get there, but I don’t see them dominating unless they score in the first 10 minutes – I see it being tight.”