To be played on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 17:30. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Odds: Chelsea 4/9, Draw 10/3, Newcastle 7/1
Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for their latest Premier League encounter.
The reigning champions scored a late equaliser against Manchester united last time out to maintain their undefeated run under interim manager Guus Hiddink while Newcastle secured a vital 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion.
That win lifted the Magpies out of the relegation zone but there is still plenty of work for them to do in the weeks ahead to ensure they remain a top flight club next season.
In early team news, Chelsea are without Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma while January signings Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga are both lacking match fitness.
As for Newcastle, manager Steve McClaren is without Tim Krul, Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Gabriel Obertan, Siem de Jong and Papiss Cisse.
With all that in mind here is how we expect the two sides to line up this weekend:
- Thibaut Courtois
- César Azpilicueta
- Gary Cahill
- Branislav Ivanovic
- John Terry
- Cesc Fàbregas
- Eden Hazard
- Nemanja Matic
- John Obi Mikel
- Diego Costa
- Robert Elliot
- Fabricio Coloccini
- Daryl Janmaat
- Steven Taylor
- Rolando Aarons
- Jonjo Shelvey
- Moussa Sissoko
- Cheick Tioté
- Andros Townsend
- Georginio Wijnaldum
- Aleksandar Mitrovic
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