23/09/2020

Chelsea have struggled for wins at Newcastle since 2011 will it be a case of deja vu on Saturday – live on talkSPORT?
The only manager to pick up three points in that time has been Maurizio Sarri and that was only thanks to a late own goal.
Chelsea do not like playing at St James’ Park
St James Park seems to be a bogey ground for Chelsea for unknown reasons.
However, the Blues will fancy their chances against Newcastle on Saturday only Liverpool (28) have gained more points away from home than Frank Lampards side (22) this season.
Below, talkSPORT.com looks back on Chelseas last six visits to Tyneside.
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Newcastle 3-2 Chelsea, February 2013
It was a home debut to remember for Moussa Sissoko, who scored twice as Newcastle came from behind to beat Rafa Benitezs Chelsea.
The Magpies took a lead four minutes before half-time thanks to Jonas Gutierrezs header, but were pegged back shortly after the break through Frank Lampards superb long-range strike.
Juan Mata put Chelsea in front just after the hour mark with an equally brilliant finish, cushioning Fernando Torres lay-off into the top corner.
Moussa Sissoko’s winning strike capped off a brilliant display
Sissoko, who had joined in a bargain £1.8million deal from Toulouse in the January transfer window, drew his new side level after turning home a rebound from Yoan Gouffran.
And the France midfielder capped off a perfect home debut with a 90th-minute winning goal with a hard, low strike past Petr Cech.
Newcastle 2-0 Chelsea, November 2013
Chelsea were heavy favourites coming into the game off the back of six successive wins in all competitions.
The Blues were flying under Jose Mourinho, who had taken charge for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.
Loic Remy added a second late into the game
Chelseas only Premier League loss of the season came against Everton, until another poor trip to St James Park.
An unmarked Gouffran headed in a teasing Yohan Cabaye free-kick on 68 minutes, before Loic Remy made sure of the points late on.
Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea, December 2014
The Magpies inflicted a first defeat of the season on Chelsea thanks to Papiss Cisse’s brace in a memorable game.
New Blues signing Diego Costa had netted 11 goals in his first 15 games in England – and would have been fancied to add to his tally against Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor.
However, the central defensive pair kept Chelseas talisman quiet as Cisse stole the show.
Chelsea could not handle Papiss Cisse
He put his side 2-0 up with a second-half brace as Alan Pardews side endured a nervy ending.
Taylor was given his marching orders with a second yellow in the 81st minute, before substitute Didier Drogba halved the deficit two minutes later.
Despite late Chelsea pressure and six minutes of additional time, Newcastle held on.
The Blues only lost three league games that season as they went on to lift the Premier League title.
Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea, September 2015
Chelseas losing run looked set to continue when Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum gave Newcastle a 2-0 lead against a terribly out-of-form Mourinho team.
The defending Premier League champions had won just two of their opening six games prior to the contest at St James Park.
Willian was Chelsea’s saviour on the day
But the Blues showed fighting spirit to salvage a draw thanks to late goals from Ramires and Willian.
Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea, May 2018
Chelseas shortcomings were given a season off due to Newcastles relegation to the Championship in the 2015/16 campaign.
However, in their first season back in the top-flight under Benitezs stewardship, Newcastle thrashed Chelsea in what would be Antonio Contes final league game in charge of the west London club.
The Blues had a slim chance of finishing in the top four, but needed to beat the Magpies and hope Brighton were victorious against Liverpool.
Ayoze Perez ended Chelsea’s top-four hopes
However, goals from Dwight Gayle and Perez (2), along with Liverpools 4-0 victory, ended the possibility of Champions League football.
The Blues went on to beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final a week later, but it was not enough to save Contes job.
Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea, August 2018
Chelsea fans must have been dreading a trip to Newcastle so early on in the season when the fixture list came out.
But under Sarri, the Blues won for the first time at St James Park since December 2011 due to DeAndre Yedlins 87th-minute own goal.
Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead at St James’ Park
An Eden Hazard penalty put Chelsea ahead in the 76th minute, but the game looked to be heading for a draw when Joselu equalised with seven minutes remaining.
However, Marcos Alonsos cross-come-shot was turned in by Yedlin to preserve Sarris 100 per cent start as Chelsea boss.
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