Chelsea v Newcastle United

Sunday, 03 Dec, 2017

Newcastle travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face Chelsea in a Premier League match.

The Nigeria worldwide missed nine matches with a hamstring injury after limping out of Chelsea's shock defeat to Crystal Palace on October 14, but returned as a substitute in Wednesday's 1-0 home win over Swansea City. "So I think the fans will be fine when I go back". "Chelsea did OK against Swansea, who stayed in the game, but you need to finish games off - if Wayne Routledge had passed to Wilfried Bony at the back post late on, it's a different game". The match starts at 12:30 on 2 December 2017. Michy Batshuayi is fit to return to the bench after recovering from an ankle problem.

The United boss once again asked about Aleksandar Mitrovic potentially getting his first Premier League start of the season and Rafa Benitez once/yet again deflecting the question.

The Belgian forward netted 14 times in 38 games in the Premier League in 2014-15 to win his first top-flight crown and get his hands on the PFA player of the year award.

Here is Chelsea's strongest possible 3-4-3 XI vs Newcastle United. We did it and we won the Europa League in the meantime. Chelsea have scored 25 goals on the season while conceding just 11.

But Benitez does not think he will receive a bad reception when he goes back to the Bridge today. Chelsea will believe they can beat a Newcastle team in a bad run of form and at least cut the gap for 24 hours at least before City play West Ham on Sunday. They're in the middle of a great run of form and when you combine that with the Magpies awful results lately, you can only see one victor.

Paul Merson has claimed that Chelsea aren't the same team without Eden Hazard.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping that the club's supporters show some respect towards visiting manager Rafa Benitez on Saturday, despite his mixed history with the club, the Evening Standard report.