Premier League betting preview: Newcastle v Chelsea
Newcastle host Chelsea tomorrow in the day’s early Premier League kick-off.
The Magpies sit fourth in the table and are unbeaten at home in the league this season, registering four wins and two draws from six matches. Chelsea lie in fifth position having won three, drawn one and lost two of their six games on the road this season.
Home midfielder Cheick Tiote is still out with a knee problem, while Sylvain Marveaux is also missing through injury. Leon Best could be involved after recovering from a groin problem.
Chelsea defender John Terry returns after suspension, although midfielder Michael Essien will miss out through injury.
Bet365 make Chelsea 11/10 favourites for the match, with Newcastle available at 5/2. The draw is offered at 12/5.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is 4/1 favourite to score the first goal, followed by fellow Blues forward Didier Drogba at 9/2. Another visiting frontman, Daniel Sturridge, comes next in the betting at 6/1. The shortest-priced Newcastle player is striker Demba Ba, offered at 13/2.