[Teams] Chelsea vs Newcastle: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge

By on January 12, 2019

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Chelsea will look to cement their place in the top four with a win when they take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Maurizio Sarri has gone with Eden Hazard in the ‘false 9’ role up front once again with Olivier Giroud having to make-do with a place on the bench and Alvaro Morata not included in the match-day squad for the second consecutive game.

David Luiz once again lines-up alongside Antonio Rudiger in the middle of the back four with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso keeping their places in the full-back positions.

Pedro gets a recall as he joins Willian in attack with Callum Hudson-Odoi dropping to the bench while Mateo Kovacic comes back in to the midfield alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante with Ross Barkley making way.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud

Newcastle

Dúbravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Atsu, Hayden, Ritchie, Longstaff, Longstaff, Ayoze, Rondón.

Subs: Woodman, Sterry, Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Murphy, Joselu

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