Newcastle United welcome Chelsea to the cauldron of St James’ Park on Saturday (Watch live, NBCSN, 7:45 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) as the Magpies aim to keep their remarkable winning spree against the Blues going.
Alan Pardew’s side have beaten Chelsea at home in the past two seasons but Jose Mourinho’s men are unbeaten in 21 games this season in all competitions. Will their first defeat of the campaign come away at Newcastle?
In team news Newcastle start with Ayoze Perez up top and a five-man midfield with Sissoko returning from suspension. Chelsea bring back Diego Costa from suspension in place of Didier Drogba, while John Obi Mikel replaces the suspended Nemanja Matic.
Newcastle United: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, S.Taylor, Dummett, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Ameobi, Perez, Cabella. Subs: Alnwick, Williamson, Haidara, Anita, Gouffran, Riviere, Cisse
Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Ramires, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba