Chelsea may have inVARiably suffered defeat at the hands of Tottenham once again on Tuesday, but the Blues at least put in a decent performance and one that possibly “deserved” a better result. But, at the end of the day, you deserve only what you get, and the harsh reality of the situation is that Chelsea have now failed to score in three of the last six matches and have managed just five goals in total during that span, two of which came against lower league opposition.
Saturday’s visit by Newcastle, who sit just two points above the relegation zone, could thus serve as fine elixir to find the team’s goalscoring touch once again, and get the home crowd rolling
The improving health of the squad should help in the regard as well, with Olivier Giroud and Pedro working their way back to full fitness and only Álvaro Morata’s hamstring, knees, whatever else is bothering him, plus Ruben Loftus-Cheek and his long(er)-term back injury the only notable absentees.
Chelsea actually have a full week off after this match, with a trip to Arsenal and the second leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal on the horizon after.