Chelsea line up v Newcastle: This XI to end St James’ Park curse?

December 30, 2019


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first_img 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see our complete line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree or disagree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below… 11 11 11 11 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11 18. Loic Remy (striker) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back) 17. Pedro (right wing) 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) Newcastle v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT on 26 September at 5.30pm.As Chelsea languish in 15th place, eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions simply cannot afford any more slip-ups when they play Newcastle United on Saturday evening.Jose Mourinho fielded a significantly altered XI in the League Cup mid-week, and is expected to make a number of changes for the trip to St James’ Park where they have not won since 2011.The major talking point concerns the absence of Diego Costa – who is serving a three-match suspension – and whether it will be Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao to step up in his absence. Then there’s the matter of their defence. Will John Terry retain his place or will Kurt Zouma be brought back into the side?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted line up by clicking the arrow above, right. 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11last_img read more