Chelsea v Newcastle: Two Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Alan Pardew has made two changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as they travel to Chelsea
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At Stamford Bridge
Alan Pardew has made two changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as they travel to high-flying Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League.
The Magpies suffered a disappointing 3-0 home Tyne-Wear derby defeat against Sunderland last weekend, and manager Pardew has responded by handing January arrival Luuk de Jong his full debut and Academy graduate Paul Dummett a spot at left-back.
In front of them will be Hatem Ben Arfa, stand-in skipper Moussa Sissoko in the number ten role, and Sammy Ameobi, while de Jong will lead the line on his own, less than a fortnight after his loan capture from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic, Frank Lampard (c); Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Samuel Eto'o.
Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ashley Cole, John Mikel Obi, Ramires, Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah, Demba Ba
Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)