[Teams] Newcastle vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

By on February 2, 2013

Chelsea take on Newcastle at St James’ Park this afternoon looking to get back to winning ways after another disappointing week for Rafa Benitez.

The Blues surrendered a 2-goal lead against Reading on Wednesday to draw 2-2 and all but end their slim title hopes for this season. Interim boss Rafa Benitez has come under fire once again so will be looking for a positive response from his players today.

The Spaniard has decided to recall striker Demba Ba in place of Fernando Torres while captain John Terry also starts alongside Gary Cahill at the back. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game:

Newcastle Team

Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse

Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Anita, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Chelsea Team

Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Mata, Bertrand; Ba.

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Ake, Benayoun, Marin, Torres.

How we’ve seen the line-ups, what’s your score prediction for the game? Leave your suggestions below.



  1. ignatius amoo

    February 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    what is bertrand doing upfront. Does he have the qualities of an attacker?

    • Yazid

      February 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Yup. Rafa f?$&&$)6k, take my words, chelsea will never win this game if used this such idiot system…

      • Yazid

        February 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

        See…am i right?????…

  2. G.Khan

    February 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Berties at wing coz benitez doesn’t have a clue. Chelsea to lose 3-0. And Benitez sacked straight after final whistle.

  3. Olawale candid.

    February 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    The brain of Rafeal benitez is too small 4 d club lik cheasea. What is d essence that he is using batread upfront.

  4. emengini chigozie moses

    February 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Y betran, what is marin doing on d bench 4 GOD sake. What is malouda doing wit under21. Benitex should b sack.

    • Yazid

      February 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Hahaha, those anyone have an idea so that rafa enables to sack immdetly…

  5. G.Khan

    February 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Already down 1-0, I’m closer to being $600 richer! Thank you, dubious chelsea 🙂

    • Yazid

      February 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      See am i right..bring back jose to rise up the 2005/6/7 spirit…

  6. wee fan

    February 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    for goodness sake, BERTRAND AGAIN, I HOPE CHELSEA’S MANAGER WILL NOT HELP U TO DESTROY UR CAREER BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS…… is betrand better than moulouda, not to mention marin & torres, a defensive minded player, no wonder he wanders at the front.

  7. G.Khan

    February 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Aaahahahaha, chelsea are rubbish…
    They don’t deserve CL spot.
    Won’t win another match all season.
    Every single chels player on the pitch lacks heart and desire. All they deserve is relegation.

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