Newcastle United travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 19, 2019, to play against Chelsea after the international break. The two sides face off for the first time this season. It hasn't always been easy for Newcastle so far this season, but they did beat Manchester United 1-0 in their last Premier League game before the international break and their danger could be assessed by Lampard. Frank Lampard’s side won 4-1 at Southampton. Chelsea got off to a rough start this season, but they seem to be progressing along and finding their stride now. Chelsea have put together a run of four victories in the space of 11 days before the international break.
N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Reece James picked up knocks during the international break while Christian Pulisic was ill. Things should only get better, with stellar young forward Callum Hudson-Odoi now being fully reintegrated into the squad. He returned from the serious knee injury he suffered in April and he scored twice for the England U21s this week. He’s in line for a start on Saturday when the Blues host Newcastle United. Also, central defender Antonio Rudiger is set to feature for the first time since September 14. Newcastle's Isaac Hayden is suspended. Matt Ritchie remains out injured but Florian Lejeune could be available for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury in April.
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Chelsea have won 73 matches, while Newcastle have won 53 matches against Chelsea. 39 matches were rendered result-less. Chelsea have won the past seven matches at Stamford Bridge against Newcastle in all competitions, scoring 20 while conceding just three goals. Chelsea and Newcastle both recorded impressive Premier League victories before the international break.
Liverpool presently lead the table with eight wins in eight games, while Manchester City trail by eight points to the leaders. Chelsea are placed fifth on the table with 14 points to their credit. On the other hand, Newcastle United stand 16th on the table with eight points.