Chelsea vs Newcastle Time, TV Channel, Streams, Lineups, Betting Odds for Premier League Game
Given the events of the past week, Chelsea Football Club will be eager to make news on the pitch when they host resurgent Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, where the atmosphere could prove to be eerie.
After club owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the British government and disqualified by the Premier League for its ties to the Russian regime that invaded Ukraine, the Blues are only allowed to play through a special football license granted by the government. The sanction does not allow the team to generate revenue or transfer players while it is under the Abramovich name. Only existing ticket holders will be allowed into matches and the Chelsea club shop will be closed.
Both teams will earn road victories in the league on Thursday. Chelsea looked easy against Norwich City, while Newcastle came from behind to win at Southampton 2-1. Eddie Howe’s Newcastle side look different to the team just a few months ago and are almost safe from the threat of relegation. The Magpies are unbeaten in their last four away league matches, and they are unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions.
Both teams come into the game with significant doubts about their fitness, which only adds to the uncertainty as to which direction it could take. As Newcastle consider the real possibility of finishing in the first half, any points they can pick up at Stamford Bridge would go a long way to keeping the momentum going.
CONTINUED: What the Abramovich sanctions mean for Chelsea
How to watch Chelsea vs Newcastle
- Dated: Sunday March 13
- Time: 10 a.m. ET
- American TV channel: —
- Distribution in the United States: peacock
- Canadian broadcast: DAZN
UNITED STATES: Sunday’s action live from Stamford Bridge will be shown to US viewers exclusively on the NBC Peacock streaming platform for subscribers only.
Canada: The match will also be streamed live in Canada live on DAZNhome of the Premier League.
Lineups Chelsea vs Newcastle
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel faces a selection headache in defence. Reece James is set for another spell on the sidelines and there are questions about other options in winger positions, with Cesar Azpilicueta potentially miss the match due to illness, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso could also be missing.
Tuchel could switch to a back four, with Andreas Christensen having played at right-back for the club before, while Malang Sarr can do the job at left rear. Saul Niguez is also an option, having played at left-back against Norwich.
In attack, Tuchel has less to worry about. The only potential absentee is Christian Pulisic. The American missed the midweek game against Norwich due to illness, and it remains to be seen if he will be back for Sunday’s game.
Lineup predicted by Chelsea (4-3-2-1, left to right): Mendy (GK) — Sarr, Rudiger, Silva, Christensen — Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante — Mount, Ziyech — Havertz
On the visitors’ side, Eddie Howe also has to juggle a number of selection issues. isaac haydenthe injury to his knee will prevent him from entering, while Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier are still on the sidelines. jamal lewis will also miss the game with a groin injury.
It remains to be seen whether Federico Fernandez will be available following an abdominal injury. Bruno Guimaraes came out with a cramp in Newcastle’s last game but is expected to be available for the trip to west London. Emile Krafth is a potential absentee, who would see Javier Manquillo not on the side at the right rear.
Allan Saint-Maximin is a doubt for the game with the disease, but it is expected to be available. Joelinton‘s fitness was also in doubt following a groin injury but the Brazilian is also likely to feature.
Scheduled line-up for Newcastle (4-3-3, left to right): Dubravka (GK) — Targett, Burn, Schar, Manquillo — Joelinton, Shelvey, Guimaraes — Saint-Maximin, Wood, Murphy
CONTINUED: How is Pulisic affected by Chelsea sanctions?
Chelsea v Newcastle betting odds and picks
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
It’s a tough game to predict. Chelsea are in the midst of an off-field crisis, and have significant defensive absences, but Thomas Tuchel still has a strong squad.
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle are something of an unknown proposition, having suddenly been elevated from relegation fighters to Premier League middleweights.
Howe’s attacking approach, coupled with Chelsea’s typical cautious approach in the first 30 minutes of games, makes Newcastle a potentially attractive game to score first.
Take: Newcastle will score the first goal (+300)
- Money line: Chelsea -310 / Draw +425 / Newcastle +950
- Spread: Chelsea -0.5 (-310) / Newcastle +0.5 (+265)
- Over/Under 2.5 goals: More than -140 / Less than +115
- Both teams score: Yes +110 / No -145