Newcastle v Chelsea: Three Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Alan Pardew has made three changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as Chelsea come to St. James' Park
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. James' Park
Alan Pardew has made three changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as Chelsea come to St. James' Park in the Barclays Premier League.
In come full-back Davide Santon, midfielder Yohan Cabaye and striker Loic Remy, with Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse and the injured Massadio Haidara missing out from Wednesday's Capital One Cup defeat against Manchester City.
The Magpies will be looking for a repeat of last season's home victory over the Blues, where they came from 2-1 down to record a dramatic Moussa Sissoko-inspired 3-2 triumph.
And long-serving Shola Ameobi will be partnered by five-goal leading Remy up front.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres
Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel, Willian, Andre Schurrle, Samuel Eto'o
Referee: Lee Mason (Greater Manchester)