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Andre Villas-Boas travels to Newcastle under a great deal of pressure, despite last weekends comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves. Newcastle have been a revelation under Alan Pardew this season and are sure to make it very tough for Chelsea to take anything from this game.
The pressure for results was added to on Tuesday when Chelsea crashed out of the Carling Cup, losing 2-0 at home to Liverpool, and although calm on the exterior, Chelsea boss Villas-Boas must be worrying about his future.
Chelsea have now lost 3 of their last 5 league games, been eliminated from the Carling Cup, and have to beat Valencia next week to progress to the knockout phase of the Champions League.
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Newcastle on the other hand are riding the crest of a wave. Sitting in 4th position in the Premier League and still unbeaten at home, they have looked a very good team unit which have managed to take points from some very good teams this season.
The Toon travelled to Old Trafford last weekend and picked up a hard earned point. The improvement this season is testament to Alan Pardew, who has really turned things around since Newcastle’s troubled pre season.
Chelsea just can’t be fancied to take all 3 points from this game. Newcastle are a match for any Premier League team at present, and must be considered value at 3/1 with Ladbrokes to win.
For a slightly safer bet we also recommend backing Newcastle or the draw in the Double chance market at 4/5 with Betfred. This way you guarantee a return if Newcastle avoid losing.