Chelsea vs Newcastle – Premier League preview, prediction, odds, how to watch on TV and live stream

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Chelsea will be looking for their first league win of the New Year when they entertain Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle.

Maurizio Sarri’s men have been frustrated either side of their 2-0 FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest after a draw against Southampton and an EFL semi-final first-leg defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.

The FA Cup holders sit in fourth, but with Arsenal and a revived Manchester United threatening to close the gap, the Blues are in need of a win against Newcastle, who have won just two of their last nine league games.

What time does it start?

Chelsea vs Newcastle kicks off at 5:30pm (GMT).

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD from 5pm. BT Sport subscribers can also watch the game via the online video player and the BT Sport app.

Highlights will be shown at 10:20pm on BBC One.

Player to watch…

N’Golo Kante – The midfielder is still adjusting to his more advanced midfield role under Maurizio Sarri but the shift has not seen him drop off in terms of effort. He tested Gazzaniga a couple of time in midweek and was desperately unlucky with a flick that struck the post, and also scored the winning goal in Chelsea’s last Premier League win.

Kante is still getting to grips with his new position under Maurizio Sarri (Getty)

Form guide…

Chelsea: LWWDWL

Newcastle: WDLDLD

Odds…

Chelsea to win: 11/50

Newcastle to win: 15/1

Draw: 27/5

(Odds provided by 888 Sport)

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