Chelsea vs Newcastle: times, how to watch on TV, stream online | Premier League
Frank Lampard’s side will end their disastrous Premier League season at Stamford Bridge against Champions League-bound Newcastle.
Chelsea take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the final matchday of the Premier League season on Sunday, 28 May.
The two clubs have had very contrasting campaigns. The Blues, despite huge investment in the playing staff, have fallen short of their minimal objective of qualifying for the Champions League. Meanwhile Newcastle has exceeded all expectations and has been flying high in the top four almost all season. Eddie Howe’s side will be back in the Champions League next year for the first time in two decades.
What time does Chelsea vs. Newcastle start?
Chelsea vs. Newcastle will be played on Sunday, 28 May, with kick-off at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT.
How can I watch Chelsea vs Newcastle?
Peacock Premium will be broadcasting this game live in the US.
Who’s the ref for Chelsea vs Newcastle?
The Premier League has announced that Jarred Gillett will take charge of the Stamford Bridge match. Gillett has overseen 16 Premier League matches so far this season, giving out 46 yellow cards in that time. He has sent off one player in those games, wolverhampton Wanderers’ Mario Lemina for two bookable offences.
Form guide for Chelsea vs. Newcastle
Let’s have a look at the most recent games for these two teams:
Frank Lampard endured a horrific start to his return to the club as caretaker manager, losing each of his first six matches in charge, scoring only two goals in the process. Things haven’t exactly been rosy since then, either, but Chelsea could at least stop the rot by winning away to Bournemouth, which they then followed up with a home draw against Nottingham Forest.
Most recently they lost 4-1 to Manchester United on Thursday in a game that secured the Red Devils’ Champions League qualification.
A run of five league matches without a victory in February and March threatened to derail Newcastle’s season. Still, they’ve bounced back superbly, losing only two of their subsequent 12 games in the Premier League. This run included crucial wins over top-four rivals Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton. Other than a home defeat to Arsenal, the Magpies have been in superb goalscoring form of late, posting two 4-1 wins (vs the Seagulls and Everton), a 5-1 victory (against West Ham), and a 6-1 triumph (over Spurs) in the last few weeks.
Chelsea vs. Newcastle prediction
In any of the last 15 years, Chelsea would be odds-on favorites to see off Newcastle comfortably. That, however, is not the case this season, with Eddie Howe’s men very much on the up and the Blues in a state of disarray.
Prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle