How to watch Newcastle vs Chelsea EPL live in Australia and match preview
Newcastle face one of world football's toughest assignments this week, a rampaging Chelsea in the Premier League.
Chelsea come into this clash having destroyed Norwich 7-0 last week in a ruthless and comprehensive display.
Norwich are last on the table and their opponents this week sit second last so it could get messy again.
Newcastle have scored more goals than Brighton (5th) and Tottenham (6th) this season. Yet they remain winless and in 19th place having split the points in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last week.
When is Newcastle vs Chelsea?
Newcastle vs Chelsea kicks off at 1am AEDT on Sunday 31 October at St James' Park in Newcastle.
How to watch Newcastle vs Chelsea live in Australia
All matches of the Premier League are broadcast live on Optus Sport. Unfortunately, there's no free trial available. If you're an Optus mobile or NBN customer you're eligible for a free account. We have a full Premier League viewing guide for more details.
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Stream Newcastle vs Chelsea on Optus Sport
If you're not an Optus customer or your Optus plan doesn't come with a free Optus Sport membership, you can still join up to watch the Premier League. You can sign up for a monthly pass that will set you back $14.99 and gets you access to the latest news, results, fixtures, highlights, press conferences and stats.
In addition to Optus Sport your subscription will also give you access to Optus Fitness and access to sports news site The Athletic.
You can also save 20% with an annual subscription to Optus Sport. The full price of an annual pass is $139. The platform comes with a range of mini highlights packages, ranging from 3 minutes through to a full 90-minute replay.
Both new and existing Optus customers can also add Yes TV by Fetch to their Optus Sport subscription for an extra $5 a month. The Yes TV package includes a Fetch Mini set-top box capable of watching Optus Sport on your TV, along with a basic Fetch subscription.
You can use Optus Sport with most modern devices, including PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, or on your TV via Fetch, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Telstra TV.
Who will win Newcastle vs Chelsea?
Newcastle are actually ranked 10th for goals scored this season, but only Norwich have conceded more. The goal difference sits at -9 and they remain winless despite showing some good signs within matches.
Chelsea on the other hand have scored 23 goals this season, second only to Liverpool, but have conceded just 3 in a super display of defensive control.
Newcastle are still without a full-time manager, with Graeme Jones in the interim role after the departure of Steve Bruce.
The offensive strength of Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount as well as their frugal defence means Chelsea appear to have all the answers and should record their 8th victory of the season.
Image source: Kayo Sports and Newcastle United website