“To be honest”- Chris Sutton gives score prediction for Chelsea vs Newcastle United clash

Chris Sutton predicts Chelsea vs Newcastle United to end as a draw

The international break is finally over, and club football fans will be looking forward to some high-octane Premier League games this weekend, including one between Chelsea and Newcastle United.

The Blues are currently surrounded by a lot of hope. Much of it is due to Chelsea’s two outstanding victories right before the international break, a 4-1 win over Tottenham and a 4-4 draw with Manchester City.

Eight goals in two games for a team that is purportedly struggling to score goals is no small feat. They will be trying to extend their winning streak when they face Eddie Howe’s Newcastle this weekend.

The Magpies themselves appeared tired in their loss to Bournemouth just before the international break. Perhaps the added pressure of competing in the Champions League is wearing them down.

Chris Sutton, who predicts games every weekend as stated by the BBC, had this to say regarding the encounter between the Blues and Newcastle United.


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“Newcastle looked really jaded in their defeat by Bournemouth before the international break. They have got some injured players back in contention, including Alexander Isak, but the question is how fit are they, and how much has changed in two weeks. It’s a similar story with Chelsea, who could hand Christopher Nkunku his debut but, if that happens, it will probably be off the bench. They are improving, yes, but they are still so erratic, which makes this game almost impossible to call.”

“There are signs they have turned a corner and they were so impressive at times against Manchester City but you can’t rely on them to play well again here. To be honest, I feel like giving up when it comes to making predictions about Chelsea games anyway – I get their scores wrong every week, so I am ready to be proved wrong again here.”


Sutton’s prediction: 1-1

Sutton is correct when he says Chelsea is one game he just doesn’t seem to get right. It’s not surprising given that no one, even the club, seems to know how they’ll play on any given day. Predicting must be a nightmare for him.
Chelsea expected Christopher Nkunku to return for the game against Newcastle. That does not appear to be the case. Fortunately, no new injuries appear to have occurred, and we should expect some consistency from the previous two games.

Given that Manchester City and Liverpool meet this weekend, the game is likely to take center stage.

If the Blues want people to sit up and take notice, they must deliver a memorable concert.
Let’s hoping Chelsea can win tomorrow’s game versus Newcastle. We’d be proving Sutton incorrect yet again, but that’s exactly what would be ideal for us.

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