Confirmed lineups from Newcastle v Chelsea.
Chelsea and Newcastle United kick things off in the Premier League this weekend with the early match at St James’ Park, with both teams in top form going into this game.
Chelsea remain unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, but have found this to be something of a bogey ground for them in the last couple of seasons, though they look sure for another three points this afternoon with a strong lineup taking the field.
The only notable absentee is Nemanja Matic through suspension, with John Obi Mikel partnering Cesc Fabregas in midfield.
Team to face Newcastle: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 6, 2014
Newcastle, meanwhile, make a number of changes to their team after their draw with Burnley this week, with the likes of Yoann Gouffran dropping to the bench.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 6, 2014