Never mind dry trains on Saturday, all Newcastle fans should be handed free booze if they are heading off to Stamford Bridge.

Recovering from the financial pains of Christmas, all tickets still quickly sold out for the first Premier League away match of January, mental.

dry trainsMind you, they were only fifty odd quid a shout…

Only a week after 4,319 supporters travelled to watch the FA Cup misery at Leicester and now we head off to league leaders Chelsea who have won every single Premier League home match this season.

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What is more, they have scored 22 goals and only conceded 3, with 2 of those 3 coming in the match against Swansea.

At least East Coast haven’t banned alcohol on the trains down to Kings Cross this time, as they ridiculously did for the West Ham away match – while Chelsea fans had no restrictions on the same day going up to Sunderland.

However, there is the usual booze ban on trains returning to Newcastle after the match.

I fear a very long ninety minutes await us, as managerless Newcastle head there with half the team who faced Burnley in our last league match now possibly missing due to injury, if indeed Coloccini, Janmaat, Colback and Sissoko were truly carrying injuries on Saturday.

Newcastle United are a massive price of 17/1 to win at Chelsea, the kind of price you’d usually get for a non-league team against a Premier League one in the FA Cup.

Hard to believe it was only a month ago that Newcastle actually beat that self-same Chelsea, what a difference a month makes in both the bookies and our expectations.

So remember, following Newcastle United can be a sobering experience, especially when it is dry trains after a visit to Chelsea.

Match Betting: NUFC to win 17/1NUFC keep a clean sheet 19/2NUFC win 2-0 150/1

See all the Leicester v Newcastle betting HERE