Chelsea will host Newcastle United in the 26th gameweek of the Premier League later today at Stamford Bridge.
Date: Saturday, 13th February, 2016
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Referee: Roger East
- Center-back Gary Cahill will return to the starting eleven as Kurt Zouma is out for the rest of the season through injury.
- Eden Hazard has returned but is still not confirmed whether he will start or not.
- John Obi Mikel and Nemanja Matic are likely to continue on the midfield role with Cesc Fabregas behind Diego Costa.
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- Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will be without 15 players.
- Jamaal Lascelles is out through suspension while other 14 players are all out through injury.
- Henri Saivet is likely to start this game form the bench.
- Seydou Dombia could start ahead of Aleksandar Mitrovic on the striker role.
- Chelseaare unbeaten in their last six Premier League games.
- Chelsea have not won any of their last four home games in Premier League.
- Chelsea have won their last three home games against Newcastle United in all campaigns, keeping clean sheets in all.
- Newcastle United have not kept clean sheet in an away game since November.
- The Magpies have won three of their last six EPL games against the Blues.
Chelsea 1 – 1 Newcastle United, Diego Costa on the scoresheet for the home side.