Real a full match preview and find out how to watch live streaming of Saturday’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Newcastle at St James’ Park.
When: 12.45 GMT
Where: St James’ Park, Newcastle
Watch live: Click here to watch on BT Sport online!
Chelsea head to Newcastle United for Saturday’s early kickoff, hoping to overcome a bad record at St James’ Park.
Jose Mourinho has never won there, and Chelsea have been beaten on their last two visits to the stadium.
The match last November was a feisty affair, and saw the Blues bullied out of the game by a determined Newcastle side, who went on to secure a deserved 2-0 win.
Chelsea return a very different prospect this year, although midfield hard-man Nemanja Matic is suspended.
Jon Obi Mikel is likely to replace the Serb alongside Cesc Fabregas, and Newcastle may look to exploit the Nigerian’s relative lack of mobility.
Moussa Sissoko scored twice on his Newcastle debut against Chelsea two years ago, and his return from suspension could prove vital. He has been excellent in midfield in recent weeks, and his speed could trouble Mikel and the Chelsea defence.
If Chelsea can break down Newcastle’s tough defence early on it will be a walk in the park for the West London side. If the Magpies keep it tight and force the Blues to over commit, they have every chance of nicking a goal on the break.
PREDICTION: CHELSEA 2-1 NEWCASTLE