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Newcastle v Chelsea Odds : Back decisive away win as storm clouds gather over Toon

The early kickoff sees Jose Mourinho’s side travel to St James Park, as the latest Newcastle v Chelsea odds suggest a straight forward win for the Blues.

Jose Mourinho will hope to break his St James’ Park duck when he takes his inform Chelsea side to the North East to face Newcastle.

The Portuguese manager failed to win in three visits to Teesside in his first spell in charge with the Blues but he will be confident of ending that record with his side winning all of their last 6 games.

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Chelsea currently sit second in the table, two points off top spot, have lost just once in nine Premier League matches this season.

Newcastle meanwhile are 11th in the standings and have endured a miserable week, suffering a 2-1 defeat in their derby game with Sunderland before crashing out of the Capital One Cup against Manchester City.

With the big games coming thick and fast, Spurs are the opponents after the Chelsea game Magpies boss Alan Pardew knows a win against the two of the early pacesetters could kick start his side’s season.

“It can transform your season, a win against Chelsea or Spurs, and that’s what we have got to look for.

“It is frustrating because it’s difficult when there’s such emotion riding after the Sunderland game, and I understand that.

“But we are hurt as well. When you have played your heart out and in the 85th minute the opposition smash it in the top corner!

“We are down and we need a lift and I hope our fans give us a lift on Saturday.

“They did last night (against Man City) and we responded to that, and they need to be in really, really good voice for us to have a chance against Chelsea.

“I think we have got an even chance against Chelsea, I genuinely do, as well as they are playing because I think my team is playing well.

“But you need those breaks and things to go your way and the first goal will be important in this fixture.

“To beat one of the top teams you need to be at your very best.

“You cannot win a game in the Premier League, when they have got the resources they have got, unless you are at your very best.”

Chelsea have no new injury worries ahead of the game while Newcastle have a number of defensive worries ahead of the game with Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Ryan Taylor all out and Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor rated as doubtful.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa returns from suspension.

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