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Venue: St. James Park
Newcastle could be without top scorer Callum Wilson, who sustained a hamstring injury at Southampton last time out.
Paraguay international Miguel Almiron only arrived back in England on Thursday and will be assessed.
Chelsea will again be without the injured Christian Pulisic, while Frank Lampard says Thiago Silva is unlikely to play following international duty.
Kai Havertz is back in training after a period of self-isolation.
Chelsea have won five of their past seven Premier League meetings, albeit keeping only one clean sheet during this run.
The Magpies have only lost once in their past seven home league games against Chelsea (W5, D1).
Newcastle are looking to win successive Premier League matches against Chelsea for only the second time.
Newcastle have won two of their past three home league matches, as many as they had managed in their previous 11 fixtures at St James' Park.
Their tally of 11 points after eight matches is more than they had at this stage of the two previous seasons combined.
The Magpies have lost only one of five matches against sides currently above them in the table (W2, D2).
Newcastle are without a clean sheet in seven matches since the opening day of the season. They are also without a clean sheet in their last eight home league fixtures.
Steve Bruce's men have conceded nine home league goals; only Manchester United, with 10, have let in more.
Eight of Newcastle's 10 league goals have come after half time.
Callum Wilson has been directly involved in seven of Newcastle's 10 league goals, scoring six and setting up one.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions, six of them in the Premier League.
They have not lost an away league fixture this term (W2, D2) and have kept back-to-back clean sheets on their travels.
No side has scored more league goals this season than the Blues, with 14 of their 20 coming in the second half.
Timo Werner can become the first Chelsea player to score in five successive matches in all competitions since Didier Drogba in November 2009.
Werner could also become just the fourth German to score in three consecutive Premier League fixtures, emulating Jurgen Klinsmann (three times), Dietmar Hamann and Leroy Sane.
Hakim Ziyech has been involved in four of Chelsea's seven league goals in the two games he has started.
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has conceded only two goals in his eight Chelsea appearances in all competitions.
Go go blues.
Teams Newcastle United Chelsea played so
far 46 matches.
Newcastle United won 11 direct matches.
Chelsea won 27 matches. 8 matches ended
in a draw. On average in direct matches
both teams scored a 2.50 goals per Match.
Newcastle United in actual season average
scored 1.67 goals per match. In 6 (75.00%)
matches played at home was total goals
(team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6
(75.00%) matches in season 2020 played at
home was total goals (team and opponent)
Over 2.5 goals.
Chelsea average scored 2.50 goals per
match in season 2020. In 6 (85.71%)
matches played away was total goals (team
and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (57.14%)
matches played away team was total goals
(team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Four changes for Newcastle from the side that started the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on 6 November.
Leading scorer Callum Wilson misses out with a hamstring injury, while Swiss defender Fabian Schar, midfielder Jeff Hendrick and Paraguay's Miguel Almiron drop to the bench.
In come Ciaran Clark - his first Premier League appearance of the season - Joelinton, Javier Manquillo and Isaac Hayden.
Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Murphy, Hayden, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.
Substitutes: Schar, Carroll, Shelvey, Hendrick, Krafth, Almiron, Gillespie.
Chelsea make one change from the side that started the 4-1 win over Sheffield United two weeks ago.
Frank Lampard suggested Thiago Silva would not feature after the 36-year-old played for Brazil in a World Cup qualifier away to Uruguay on Tuesday.
Silva does not even appear on the bench, Antonio Rudiger coming in for his first league start of the season.
Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell, Kovacic, Kante, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner.
Substitutes: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Jorginho, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri.
The corner is whipped in from the right and Mendy comes to collect but gets nowhere near the ball. Fortunately for Chelsea the loose ball doesn't fall for a Newcastle player, and their able to clear their lines.
BLOCK! Mount floats the corner out to James on the edge of the box and he thunders an effort towards goal that is bravely blocked by Manquillo. A lively start at St. James' Park with action at both ends.
Half chance for Chelsea as Abraham holds the ball up nicely on the edge of the box before laying it into the path of Kovacic, but he leans ball while taking the shot and sends it high into the Gallowgate End.
Say it quietly to all the other teams, but Chelsea look to be finding their feet. I mean, when you spend like they have, on players of such calibre, is was always going to get there sooner rather than later.
They are unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions, six of them in the Premier League. No side has scored more league goals this season than the Blues. On top of that, they have not lost an away league fixture this term (W2, D2) and have kept back-to-back clean sheets on their travels.
Chelsea have also won five of their past seven Premier League meetings with Newcastle.
GOAL - Newcastle 0-1 Chelsea
Federico Fernandez own goal
Has a goal ever been coming more than this one?
Newcastle probe for a route back into the game as Manquillo and Saint-Maximin combine down the right but Chelsea break up the move before breaking on the counter.
Chelsea's dominance in the opening stages is rewarded with the opener, but it comes not from an away player but the unfortunate Federico Fernandez.
The Newcastle defender gets his feet in a muddle at the back post under pressure from Ben Chilwell and can only poke the ball in from Mason Mount's cross.
Newcastle 0-1 Chelsea
That point that Alan Shearer was happy to snap someone's hand off for before kick-off already feels like a mission.
CLOSE! Werner breaks at pace down the left and shifts the ball onto his left foot once in the Newcastle area. His effort is more of a cross than a shot, and is flashes across the face of goal with Abraham unable to get a toe on it.
Chelsea look incredibly dangerous whenever they come forward...