Chelsea vs Newcastle – Team News

Christensen-Rudiger

The team news are in, as Chelsea kick off another exciting Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge inside an hour. The Blues host their former manager Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United in the first game of gameweek number 15.

After giving Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta a rest in Wednesday’s late match against Swansea City, the two key players return to action right from the beginning. Victor Moses has also fully recovered from his injury, as he came on for a fair 15 minutes last time and is named to start today.

This means Davide Zappacosta, Willian and Pedro are all being dropped, as Conte makes his return from the 3-4-3 formation to 3-5-2 with Alvaro Morata upfront alongside Hazard.

Gary Cahill is handed a rest, as vice-captain Azpilicueta takes the armband today. Tiemoue Bakayoko remains on the sidelines, as Danny Drinkwater starts. Michy Batshuayi is fortunately back on the bench after recovering from his foot injury.

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