Chelsea v Newcastle: Magpies Unchanged
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
teve McClaren has named an unchanged starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League fixture at Chelsea
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At Stamford Bridge
Head coach Steve McClaren has named an unchanged starting line-up for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture at champions Chelsea (5.30pm kick-off).
The Magpies were 1-0 winnners over West Bromwich Albion seven days ago and so, unsurprisingly, McClaren has kept faith with the same set of the players for the clash at Stamford Bridge.
And they will be tasked with supplying the ammunition for Mitrovic, who will be looking to add to his tally of five goals for the campaign.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (c), Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa
Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Baba Rahman, John Obi Mikel, Rueben Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Loic Remy
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Rolando Aarons; Cheick Tiote, Jonjo Shelvey; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)