After a superb 3-0 victory last weekend, Frank Lampard takes his side on the road to Newcastle with potentially the same Chelsea line up for consecutive Premier League matches.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is almost certainly set to continue on the left in-place of the injured Christian Pulisic, while Ross Barkly would find himself unlucky not to be selected once again after an impressive 90 minutes last time out.
The centre-back choice is where CFCnet may slip up in the predicted Chelsea line up vs Newcastle – will Frank Lampard bring Kurt Zouma back-in for Andreas Christensen? The Dane did well against Burnley and keeping a winning side going for another week seems the way to go – especially with a tricky midweek clash against Arsenal on the horizon.
An interesting statistic ahead of Newcastle vs Chelsea on Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off is that St James’ Park is the fourth toughest place to claim all three points – via Chelsea FC official.
The record dates back from 1992 to the present day, with only Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool proving tougher away trips than the Toon for the Blues – a 29.2% win record on Tyneside.
Chelsea won the reverse Premier League fixture vs Newcastle 1-0 back in October, with three points delivered from a Marcos Alonso strike.
Predicted Chelsea line up vs Newcastle
Defence: Reece James, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, César Azpilicueta.
Midfield: Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Ross Barkley, Willian.
Attack: Tammy Abraham.