Team news: Saint-Maximin starts
Allan Saint-Maximin will return to Newcastle United’s starting line-up for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at St. James’ Park (5:30pm kick-off).
Head coach Steve Bruce has made six changes to his side following Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay victory over Rochdale, welcoming back winger Saint-Maximin – who has been out since December’s win over Southampton – along with the fit-again Jonjo Shelvey and Ciaran Clark, while Martin Dúbravka, Federico Fernández and Jetro Willems also start against Frank Lampard’s side.
In front of goalkeeper Dúbravka, Krafth returns to the right wing-back role after playing more centrally in midweek, with Fernández, Jamaal Lascelles and Clark at the heart of the defence and Willems on the left.
And the Longstaff brothers, Sean and Matty, are also on the bench along with Karl Darlow.