Chelsea have the chance to move top from fifth of the Premier League table when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday.
Chelsea have won five of their last seven Premier League meetings with Newcastle, but have only won one of their last seven trips to St James’ Park.
Lampard’s side have won their last four games on the bounce by an aggregate score of 14-1 and, it would be another valuable three points for a team which has now fixed the imbalance that affected their form at the start of the campaign.
Chelsea are now unbeaten in six Premier League games and eight across all competitions, and are now the league’s leading scorers with 20 goals from their eight outings.
The Magpies have picked up wins over West Ham United, Burnley and Everton this season, in addition to taking points off Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Newcastle have been alternating from win to loss to draw in a three-game cycle; for that to continue this weekend they would need to share the spoils with Chelsea. They have won four, drawn four and lost four of their last 12 Premier League games.
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Murphy, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Hendrick, Hayden, S Longstaff; Joelinton, Saint-Maximin
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020
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Burnley vs. Crystal Palace
Fulham vs. Everton
Leeds United vs. Arsenal
Liverpool vs. Leicester City
Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle United vs. Chelsea
Sheffield United vs. West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Wolverhampton vs. Southampton