BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Newcastle

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea FC to claim a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Chelsea FC to claim a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The west London side head into the game looking to build on their impressive 4-1 victory over Southampton in the top flight before the international break.

Frank Lampard’s men are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and maintain their spot in the top four again this season.

Chelsea FC have been in decent form in recent weeks as they begin to find their feet under their boss at Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle United, meanwhile, head into the game looking to try and build on their impressive 1-0 win over Manchester United at St James’ Park last time out.

But former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is backing the Blues to take all three points when they host the Magpies this weekend.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Newcastle’s win over Manchester United was such a good day for Magpies manager Steve Bruce, the Longstaff brothers, the fans – everyone at the club.

“It is going to be hard for them to build on that victory against Chelsea, though. The Blues have won their past four games, and it looks like they have turned the corner.”

Chelsea FC will return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with a trip to Amsterdam to take on Ajax.

The Blues will then return to Premier League action with a trip to Burnley in the top flight next weekend.

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