With only one league win at Stamford Bridge since the 1986/87 season and considering our recent poor form, it is needless to say that I think it is going to take something special if we are to take any points away from London on Saturday. Our one and only Premier League win at Stamford Bridge came when Papiss Cisse's double were the only goals of the game in May 2012 which included the goal of the season.
The highest scoring match-up between these two sides came in the 1958/59 season as Chelsea ran out as the winners in an encounter that finished 6-5. Despite not having the best away record against Chelsea in recent history, we do, however have beaten them on 52 occasions in all competitions as we go into our 160th match against the Blues.
Facts and Figures
Chelsea wins: 67
Newcastle wins: 52
Chelsea wins: 21
Newcastle wins: 11
Premier League at Chelsea
Chelsea wins: 15
Newcastle wins: 1
Previous ten (all competitions)
Chelsea wins: 5 (20 goals)
Newcastle wins: 4 (12 goals)
Biggest win (in this fixture)
Chelsea 0 - 3 Newcastle United (12/09/1914)
This is the one and only occasion where we have come away from Chelsea's backyard with a win of more than two goals. This game proved to be our last league match at Chelsea before there was a break in competitive football for four season because of the Great War.
Biggest defeat (in this fixture)
Chelsea 6 - 0 Newcastle United (25/10/1980)
Considering the poor run of form going into the midweek clash against West Brom, I was really pleased to see the team's fighting spirit in the second half and I consider ourselves unlucky to not have gone on to win the match. With a string of defeats going into the match, confidence will have been really low so it was really pleasing to see the team to have a genuine belief to get back into the game.
After Johnny Evans' own goal in midweek, he has now scored the same amount of goals (2) for Newcastle as Joselu, who has received strong criticism in the past month. Evans' first own goal in favour of Newcastle came in his days as a Man United player as we lost 3-4 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day 2012. I feel that criticism is Joselu is completely deserved and I will despair (not for the first time this season) if he's in the starting line-up again considering that we have Mitrovic and Gayle, when owe our Premier League status to the latter.