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Newcastle vs Chelsea: Express Sport brings you LIVE coverage from St James’ Park as Maurizio Sarri looks for win number three

  • Newcastle have won four of their last five home league matches against Chelsea, most recently recording a 3-0 victory on the final day of the 2017-18 campaign
  • Eden Hazard has been involved in 110 Premier League goals, with 69 goals and 41 assists. Only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have played a part in more goals for Chelsea in the competition
  • Maurizio Sarri could become the fifth Chelsea boss to win his opening three Premier League matches, following Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink and Jose Mourinho
  • Newcastle have won all their three home league matches on a Sunday in 2018, while Chelsea have lost all three of theirs away from home

NEWCASTLE vs CHELSEA


Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Clark, Fernandez, Schar, Dummett, Murphy, Diame, Ki, Ritchie, Rondon.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Morata.

THE STARTING XI…

15:00: And here are the line-ups for today’s clash folks. Eden Hazard returns for the visitors.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Clark, Fernandez, Schar, Dummett, Murphy, Diame, Ki, Ritchie, Rondon

Subs: Darlow, Muto, Perez, Joselu, Sterry, Atsu, Longstaff.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Morata.

Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Christensen.

NEWCASTLE vs CHELSEA

Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden begins a three-match ban following his dismissal against Cardiff while Kenedy is ineligible to face his parent club. DeAndre Yedlin is fit after a knee injury, but Javier Manquillo (calf) continues to be assessed and Florian Lejeune (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Eden Hazard is in line for his first start of the season after boss Maurizio Sarri said he is ready to play around 60 minutes. Cesc Fabregas looks set to miss out again with a knee problem.

Last season: Newcastle 3 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 3 Newcastle 1

Last five league matches: Newcastle L L W L D; Chelsea W D L W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Joselu (Newcastle) 1; Pedro (Chelsea) 2

Referee: Paul Tierney



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