Saturday sees Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge.
The home fans will be very definitely welcoming the sight of the Magpies providing the opposition.
Since Papiss Cisse scored those two goals on 2 May 2012, Chelsea have won all five PL home games against Newcastle, scoring 15 goals and conceding only two.
However, it is actually far far worse than that.
In the history of the Premier League era, Newcastle have won only one of 23 league games in West London.
In actual fact, Chelsea haven’t beaten any other PL club more times at home.
Table compiled by official Chelsea site:
As you can see, Chelsea have beaten both Newcastle United and Tottenham 16 times each, but have played Spurs on three fewer occasions.
Not many people would bet against Newcastle going clear on Saturday and making it 17 PL defeats at Stamford Bridge, particularly with Mike Ashley so far denying Rafa Benitez any of the essential reinforcements he needs this month.
Looking back at their record here, Newcastle lost six times in a row before a bit of a ‘golden era’, when they managed two draws and then that Cisse win, before reverting back to this current five match losing run.
With a Premier League record at Stamford Bridge of played 23, Won 1, Drawn 6, Lost 16, I think I would take a draw…