Chelsea vs Newcastle United EPL Game Picks 1/18/2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
St. James' Park
St. James' Park is the site where Miguel Almirón and Newcastle United (7-5-10, 13th in EPL) will play Chelsea (12-3-7, 4th in EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The Pensioners are at at -200 while Newcastle United are at +525. The total opens at 2.75.
Chelsea steps onto the field with a record of 12 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses which is good for 4th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 39 goals which ranks them 4th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 5th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 124 which ranks them 2nd in the EPL. As a group, Chelsea has a total of 214 fouls which means they are averaging 9.7 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 39 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 40,551.
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Mason Mount is one of the players to watch for the Blues. The midfielder from England has participated in 86 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 7,016 minutes. During that period of time, the 20-year-old has connected on 22 goals and has assisted on 14 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 81.6 minutes per appearance. Mount has started 77 contests and has a total of 89 fouls during that period. Regarding shots on target, Mount has totaled 70 which puts him at 140th out of active players and 67th among midfielders. Tammy Abraham is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Chelsea. The 21-year-old from England has a total of 66 goals in his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 40th among active players in soccer. He has played 10,018 minutes in his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 55th among active forwards and has an average of 75.9 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 133rd in soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has a total of 139 shots on target which has him sitting in 41st among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He has racked up 15,155 minutes protecting the net over the course of his career. Arrizabalaga has surrendered an average of 1.18 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 11th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he has given up 198 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .703 which has him ranked 20th out of all active goalies.
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Newcastle United is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 7 victories, 5 draws, and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the EPL with -13. They currently have a total of 21 goals for the season. Newcastle United has a team save % of .712 which has them ranked 8th in the EPL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have an average attendance of 47,166 putting them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the players to remember for the Magpies is Miguel Almirón. The 25 year-old has driven 25 balls past the goalkeeper over the course of his career. He is 47th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has connected on 116 shots on target. He has played a total of 9,889 minutes and is averaging 79.8 mins per appearance. Another good player on this team is Joelinton. The forward from Brazil has netted 26 goals in his professional soccer career which puts him at 57th among active forwards. He also has committed 181 fouls.
In goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an average career by allowing 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 15th in pro soccer. In the 15,930 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 220 goals. He's earned a career save % of .709 which has him sitting 18th out of all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+525)
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