Newcastle vs Chelsea LIVE! premier league
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With Liverpool and Manchester City having to go through what appear to be potentially difficult afternoons at home at Brighton and Crystal Palace respectively, the visit to Tyneside offers a real opportunity for Chelsea.
Although Newcastle have recently entered a world in which the European Champions are well versed in finance off the pitch, life on the pitch has been miserable for those in black and white so far this season. Indeed, only Norwich City have conceded more often than Newcastle and, last week, Chelsea certainly proved what they can do against such a fleeting baseline.
Tottenham Hotspur, of course, recently found out that while the St James’ Park crowd is boisterous, the team themselves have a soft center once the initial buzz subsides, so Chelsea can be reasonably confident ahead. this one even with their somewhat uneven record against Newcastle in the lead.
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The first news from the Chelsea squad
Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back after missing the midweek victory over Southampton.
But Mateo Kovacic will miss the game after sustaining a hamstring injury during training.
Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic are also missing.
How to watch today’s action
Saturday’s game will not be televised live in the UK, but you can watch the match day’s highlights on BBC One from 10:30 p.m. BST.
You can also keep up to date with events on Tyneside with Standard Sport’s LIVE Blog.
Welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Chelsea’s trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 3pm BST at St James’ Park.
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