Chelsea v Newcastle Odds : Punters fancy Hazard to inspire Blues at decent price

Chelsea will be hoping to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season as Bet365 offer punters free bets and make them a best price of 1/2 this weekend, when they host Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men have won their opening two matches and as such, sit top of the table in this early stage. This is, of course, where they would like to be at the end of the season.

If you are to read anything into the opening two games, it is that Chelsea could well be challengers. Goals win titles and they have them in abundance with six goals already.

Summer signing Eden Hazard has settled superbly too, setting up five Chelsea goals already. The 21-year-old has taken to English football like a duck to water and is one reason the European Champions could be in contention for the title this year.

Everyone is settled too. This time last year, there was already unrest under Andre Villas-Boas. Now though, the club has everyone working together and there is a positive feel around the place.

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The same can be said for Newcastle of course. They had a memorable season last year and began this one positively with a 2-1 win over Tottenham. Alan Pardew will be targeting a top six finish once again, no doubt about that.

They will look to the 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge last season going into this one too. It was one of their best performances of the campaign and to replicate it would be something very special.

In all honesty though, Newcastle would be happy with a point in this one. As mentioned, Chelsea have started superbly and if after two games Pardew’s men are still unbeaten, they will be more than happy.

The key men for Newcastle will be Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba. A lethal strike force last season, they will look to take the game to a Chelsea side that conceded two goals against Reading during the week.

Overall, this has all the makings of a Premier League classic and there is no doubt Stamford Bridge will be rocking from 5.30pm on Saturday.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.