Everything you need to know ahead of this afternoon’s match
Graeme Jones remains in charge of the Magpies as the search for a new permanent manager rumbles on in the background. 同时, they must do their best to avoid becoming entrenched in a relegation battle, with Newcastle currently languishing in 19th, having failed to win a game so far this season.
They did manage to pick up a point last time out against Crystal Palace, after Callum Wilson scored a stunning overhead kick, but they will need to be at their very best to stand even a small chance against Chelsea.
The Blues were not at their best as they edged Southampton on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals during the week, but have been excellent in the league and boasted a one-point advantage at the top coming into this round of fixtures.
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will get underway at 3pm on Saturday 30 十月.
The match will not be broadcast live on UK television but highlights will be available shortly after full-time.
Jonjo Shelvey is available for selection after his suspension but Paul Dummett, Martin Dubravka and Freddie Woodman remain ruled out.
安德烈亚斯·克里斯滕森, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesar Azpilicueta all missed Chelsea’s victory over Southampton and are doubts ahead of the weekend. N’Golo Kante should be available while Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic remain sidelined.
新城堡: Darlow, Ritchie, Clark, Lascelles, 克拉夫特, Manquillo, Willock, Longstaff, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.
切尔西: 门迪, 詹姆士, Chalobah, 席尔瓦, 吕迪格, 阿隆索, 若日尼奥, 科瓦契奇, 山, 哈弗茨, 哈德森-奥多伊.
新城堡 – 8/1
画 – 4/1
切尔西 – 1/3
Chelsea have been in imperious form while Newcastle remain mired in uncertainty. Although the Magpies showed good spirit to take a point against Crystal Palace, Chelsea’s quality is likely to prove overwhelming. 新城堡 0-3 切尔西.