The Premier League have been planned of their fixture scheduling for the very last weekend earlier than the World Cup smash. The plan became to keep away from any of the conventional pinnacle six golf equipment dealing with every other, because it became concept this will restriction injuries.
Newcastle vs Chelsea EPL Week 16
Newcastle United continue to be on their domestic patch at St. James` Park this weekend because the membership celebrates three hundred and sixty five days beneathneath fan-preferred boss Eddie Howe as they welcome Graham Potter`s Chelsea to Tyneside in a essential conflict with European effects for each facets because the Magpies can move into the World Cup smash sitting 1/3 withinside the Premier League.
Chelsea have discovered their current Premier League conferences with Newcastle a stroll withinside the park, triumphing seven in their 8 preceding H2Hs withinside the competition (L1), which include the closing 4 at the spin with out conceding.
But given the Blues` alarming dip in form, they appearance in the direction of dropping 3 successive league video games for the primary time due to the fact that 2015 than placing the Magpies to the sword again.
- Competition: Premier League
- Week: 16
- Stadium: St James’ Park
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Newcastle will once more be lacking Alexander Isak, Ryan Fraser, Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth and Paul Dummett on Saturday night thru injury, at the same time as Callum Wilson is a doubt because of illness.
As predicted, Howe made some of adjustments for the EFL Cup conflict with Palace on Wednesday, however the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Sven Botman, Miguel Almiron, Joe Willock and Fabian Schar will all be lower back withinside the beginning facet for this contest.
Joelinton neglected out towards Southampton withinside the league final weekend thru suspension, however the Brazilian is to be had for this fit and is predicted to get the nod over Jacob Murphy withinside the very last 0.33 of the field.
As for Chelsea, N`Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell and Reece James will once more actually pass over out at St James’ Park.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is likewise not going to be concerned because of a foot injury, at the same time as Jorginho stays a doubt with the hassle that saved him out towards Man City withinside the EFL Cup.
Potter will make changes from Wednesday’s affair, with Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to return back lower back in.
Chelsea should transfer to a lower back 4 for this fit, with Cesar Azpilicueta coming in at right-lower back, at the same time as Trevoh Chalobah should get the nod along Thiago Silva withinside the middle.
Predicted Starting XI
Newcastle United expected ossible starting lineup: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman- Burn- S Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock- Joelinton, Wilson, Almiron
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, T Silva, Cucurella- Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic- Sterling, Havertz, Mount; Aubameyang