30th Nov 2017 | Premier League
Champions Slow Out Of The Blocks
The Blues have only led 1 of their 7 home league games this season at half-time although they have won their last 3 at the Bridge.
The Premier League action keeps coming thick and fast with the early kick-off on Saturday taking place at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are unappealing 1/4 favourites to beat Newcastle but we can improve that dramatically to a best price 10/3 on ‘Half-time: Draw - Full-time: Chelsea’ with BetVictor.
The champions took till the 55th minute to break the deadlock against a stubborn Swansea in midweek and that continues something of a trend. Conte’s boys have only been ahead at the break in 1 of their 7 home league games so far this season, 5 times being level.
Newcastle are written off by the bookies after 5 winless outings but their Tuesday night fightback from 2-0 to 2-2 at West Brom will have restored some belief.
Benitez can send a side out to compete, although it’s unlikely to be enough in the end.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:25 30th Nov, 2017 but subject to change