Chelsea have been prolific at home, netting 13 goals in their last six matches at Stamford Bridge. Newcastle’s recent away fixtures have often been high-scoring, with at least three goals in six of their last nine. The Magpies have found the back of the net in 16 of their last 18 domestic games. Chelsea’s Struggles Continue This season, neither Chelsea nor Newcastle placed much emphasis on the Carabao Cup initially, but circumstances have made their quarter-final clash at Stamford Bridge a crucial one.
Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino, were aiming to significantly improve on their 12th-place finish from last season, but that improvement hasn’t materialised. Meanwhile, Newcastle sees this match as one of their best opportunities to end a 54-year trophy drought, especially after their exit from European competitions last week.
The outcome could hinge on how much each manager invests in the game, but a high-scoring match wouldn’t be surprising.
Given Newcastle’s recent record of high-scoring away games, and Chelsea’s newfound scoring form at home, another game with at least three goals seems likely.
Newcastle Expected to Compete Fiercely Chelsea’s recent home form, losing only one of their last seven at Stamford Bridge, and Newcastle’s struggle on the road, winning just one of their last eight, point towards a Chelsea victory.
However, it might not be straightforward. Newcastle’s enthusiasm for the Carabao Cup could be higher, considering Pochettino’s historically lukewarm attitude towards this competition during his tenure at Tottenham.
The match could be tightly contested. Newcastle previously defeated Chelsea 4-1 at home earlier in the month and have the capability to push this game to penalties. For those betting on the final score, a 2-2 draw is a plausible prediction.