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Two teams battling injury and form meet at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Newcastle in the League Cup quaterfinals.
A chance to reach the final four of the competition is on the line, and with both sides struggling for results in other competitions, this is a chance for some modicum of redemption.
Newcastle were dumped from Europe in heartbreaking fashion, finishing last in their brutally difficult Champions League group while enduring a nearly comical injury list that continues to grow with each fixture. Eddie Howe has been forced to work around a bruised and battered squad missing key players at literally every position, and it has taken its toll on the pitch.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have struggled in Mauricio Pochettino's first season amid a patchwork squad that looks far from a completed project, despite Todd Boehly's obscene spending spree. Injuries have also beset the Blues, making an already oddly constructed teamsheet often difficult to decipher.
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Chelsea vs Newcastle prediction, odds
Moneyline lean: Draw (+300)
Score prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Newcastle
To qualify: Chelsea to advance (-220)
This match could truly go either way, but as we saw against Fulham, Newcastle can trouble any flawed side regardless of their injuries. Howe's squad has surprisingly strength in depth, and even while that is being stress tested, the fact they can still even prove competitive against quality European sides is a minor miracle.
While Pochettino will be tempted to play his starters, Howe will likely deploy some academy players. Still, this Chelsea squad is still laden with flaws that can be exploited by Newcastle. Chelsea are deserving favorites given their likelihood to deploy more first-team players, but the value on a Magpies result on the road is simply too good to pass up, even if they unltimately fall short in a penalty shootout thanks to inexperience on the field.
Chelsea vs Newcastle match facts
Date: Tuesday, December 19
Kickoff Time: 8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
Location: Stamford Bridge (London, England)
Official: Jarred Gillett
Last meeting: Newcastle 4-1 Chelsea (Nov. 25, 2023 | Premier League)
Chelsea vs Newcastle: best bet
Pick: Over 3 goals
Odds: +130 (DraftKings)
While Chelsea boss Pochettino can afford to play his starters more than his counterpart, he'll be tempted to make some changes in defence. Thiago Silva is now 39 and is a prime candidate to be rested, and the Chelsea back line looks considerably weaker with him on the sidelines. Add in the injury to Robert Sanchez and the youth in the rest of the defensive unit, and there's reason to think Newcastle can find goals.
On the flip side, Chelsea may get a big boost in the return of Christopher Nkunku, a much-needed addition to take over for a struggling Nicolas Jackson. With Armando Broja also possibly getting a chance to shine and the Newcastle back line beset by countless injuries, this match should see goals at both ends.
Chelsea vs Newcastle prop bet
Pick: Raheem Sterling anytime goal scorer
Odds: +180 (DraftKings)
While it's been an inconsistent season for Raheem Sterling on the whole, he's at least been more reliable than most other Chelsea forwards. Sterling had a prolific November, and while it's quieted back down in December, he's still in a good spot to find the net here.
Sterling scored in his last EFL Cup match, a 90-minute performance in the 2-0 win over Blackburn, and given Newcastle's injuries and potential to deploy a few second-choice players, he may find a multitude of chances.
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Chelsea hope to keep rolling at home when they host Newcastle United in the quarterfinals of the 2023-24 EFL Cup on Tuesday. The Blues have won each of their first three contests in the competition on their own pitch, defeating AFC Wimbledon, Brighton & Hove Albion and Blackburn Rovers. Newcastle are coming off a dominant 3-0 fourth-round triumph over Manchester United.
Kickoff at Stamford Bridge is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Blues are -130 favorites (risk $130 to win $100) in the latest Chelsea vs. Newcastle odds, while the Magpies are +320 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +280 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Newcastle vs. Chelsea picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.
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Now, Eimer has broken down Chelsea vs. Newcastle from every angle and just revealed his picks and EFL Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Newcastle vs. Chelsea:
Chelsea vs. Newcastle United money line: Blues -130, Magpies +320, Draw +280
Chelsea vs. Newcastle United over/under: 2.5 goals
Chelsea vs. Newcastle United spread: Blues -0.5 (-130)
CHE: The Blues have won their last four EFL Cup quarterfinal matches
NU: The Magpies lost seven straight EFL Cup quarterfinal contests before defeating Leicester City in 2022-23
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Why you should back Chelsea
The Blues have lost just one of their last seven home contests across all competitions since dropping back-to-back English Premier League matches on their own pitch in September. Chelsea allowed the opening goal in their meeting with AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the EFL Cup but have outscored their opponents 5-0 since. Midfielder Cole Palmer, who has recorded six goals and three assists in 14 EPL games with the Blues, has notched a pair of assists in two EFL Cup contests.
Chelsea have had five different players record a goal in this competition. Noni Madueke, who is sidelined with a muscle injury, and midfielder Enzo Fernandez converted in their second-round victory, while forward Nicolas Jackson provided the offense in a 1-0 triumph over Brighton in the third round. The 22-year-old Jackson leads the Blues with seven goals in Premier League play. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Newcastle United
The Magpies posted a clean sheet in each of their first two matches in the competition, edging Manchester City 1-0 in the third round before blanking Man United. Four different players have converted for Newcastle, but three likely won't be in action on Tuesday. Midfielder Joe Willock has a calf issue, forward Alexander Isak is battling a groin injury and defender Lewis Hall is unavailable due to being on loan from Chelsea.
Newcastle had little difficulty in their Premier League meeting with the Blues late last month as they registered a 4-1 victory at home. Isak and Brazilian midfielder Joelinton, who also is not expected to be on the pitch Tuesday because of a hamstring injury, joined winger Anthony Gordon and defender Jamaal Lascelles in the goal column in that contest. Gordon is third on the Magpies with six goals in league play, one behind co-leaders Isak and striker Callum Wilson. See which team to pick here.
How to make Chelsea vs. Newcastle picks
Eimer has broken down Tuesday's EFL Cup quarterfinal match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the goal total. He also has locked in a pair of confident best bets, including one that pays plus money, while offering a full breakdown of this match. He's sharing his EFL Cup picks and analysis only at SportsLine.sdr fsdfgd