PHOTOS: Newcastle United stars in training ahead of Chelsea clash

Below are the best pictures from Newcastle United’s training session on Thursday ahead of the Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday…

The Newcastle United players have been training on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Magpies will head into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City away from home in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

That defeat followed a 3-3 draw with Burnley at St. James’ Park on New Year’s Day, which left Newcastle in 10th place in the league table with 27 points from 20 matches.

On Saturday, Newcastle will face a tough challenge against league leaders Chelsea, who will be favourites to maintain their brilliant record at home and pick up all three points.

However, the visiting players will take heart from their performance against Jose Mourinho’s side last month, when they defeated them 2-1 at St. James’ Park.

On Thursday, Newcastle stepped up their preparations for the match against Chelsea and looked intense in training.

Below are the best pictures from the session.

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