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Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Newcastle – Oscar To Return?

Chelsea take on Newcastle United at St James Park this Saturday looking to continue their excellent form. Here’s our predicted starting line-up for the game


Chelsea take on Newcastle United at St James Park this Saturday looking to continue their excellent recent form.

Jose Mourinho is likely to keep faith with the majority of the team that played so well during Monday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City. The back five were in superb form at the Etihad and are unlikely to be changed for this game meaning Ashley Cole will have to make-do with a place on the bench once again.

Nemanja Matic was particularly impressive against City and he’ll surely retain his place in midfield, although we could see Ramires drop back slightly with David Luiz the man who could miss out.

This would allow Mourinho to recall the creative talent of Oscar after he was left out against the Citizens, and the Brazilian playmaker could line-up in attack alongside Eden Hazard and Willian.

Fernnado Torres is still nursing a knee injury so it’s likely that Samuel Eto’o will continue up front, although Demba Ba is pushing for a start.

Here’s our predicted starting line-up:

The victory over Man City saw Chelsea move level on points with their rivals in second place and the Blues could go top if leaders Arsenal lose away at Liverpool in Saturday’s early kick off, so Mourinho will be sure to have his team ready to take advantage of any slips ups.

What team do you think Mourinho should pick? Share your suggestions below.



  1. Omolani Olumide Elijah

    February 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Bench Ramires, introduce Oscar and let Demba ba start all front.

  2. Faithybluez

    February 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I think that’s d formation jose mourinho will use but he should pls give Ba a space for the first in 2014 he deserve to start against his old team.

    • sam

      February 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Has he earned it! No. Does he deserve it? No. So Ba will sit it out for Eto’o.

  3. samson

    February 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    let Remires come as a substitude DA BABA to start as well up chelsea


    February 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Let ba play first half

  5. ola dimeji

    February 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    We are in current form so he should used the starting xi we use against man city but mourinho shld pls start BA nd salah for the weekend game against newcastle on saturday

  6. qodri .o. sulyman

    February 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    D lining up is good enough but let demba ba start d game,i wish u best

  7. Admire tarasana

    February 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I miss Schurrel

  8. olayode rasheed

    February 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Pls d only one,drop matic start mikel u no quite alright that newcastle midfield full of black.

  9. hakeem abdulateef

    February 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Let salah,oscar and hazard lead the attack

  10. hoptimal

    February 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    My own prdtd stn 11 is; cech iva luiz chl mkl lamp shrl hzd oscr ba

  11. Adeniran Emmanuel

    February 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Pls start BA.and Mikel.up chelsea


    February 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Pls let jose stat mikel in d midfield and ba up frnt

  13. Murphy

    February 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I thk he should startr torres and ba

  14. usman shuaibu

    February 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    let jose start with the players against city but alter luiz for mikel and eto’o for ba, he have to be giving opportunity like eto’o. Pls jose he is a good player if you consider.

  15. Jude Dafiaghor

    February 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    D team is ok. But i prefer Mikel & Matic 2 start…Ramires should rest. While Demba Ba should start ahead of Eto.
    Up Chelsea!!!………….

  16. Daniel Harrison

    February 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I think mikel and ba should start

    • Ebuka onwuli

      February 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      God 4bid

  17. Badou

    February 6, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    we need win plz chelsea bet Newcastle 4goals 2Neil

  18. Ebuka onwuli

    February 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I prefer jose to start salah ahead of oscar

  19. Ebuka onwuli

    February 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I prefer jose to start salah ahead of oscar and also start ba,ba only need a chance

  20. ogmacdaniel

    February 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    mou pls drop oscar and ramires pls use mikel and salah on thank u

  21. Abayomi

    February 7, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Jose plsz started mikel in the match pls and if u started him and u win them i will give 700 dollar

  22. emmanuel

    February 7, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Pls let ba,salah,hazard,surrlle to start d game.

  23. oguntuase

    February 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Choose d right team@jose bt plz start Sallah…

  24. Ofem victor

    February 7, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Jose pls use MIKEL drop DAVID LIUZ,BA replacing ETO,upChelsea

  25. nduagu

    February 7, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I want Ba to start nd also mikel together with Matic. Salah should come as substitute

  26. Ani Emmanuel

    February 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Pls let matic,hazard.oscar.william and ramires and eto start….den introduce Salah and ba second half…..

  27. Offi Charles Bliss

    February 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Pls d special 1 should….XI ptr.cech b.ivanovic g.cahill j.terry c.apricueta d.luiz n.matic (willian out salah in) (oscar out mikel in) e.hazard

  28. ebisa beyene

    February 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    jose knows what will be the right way to reverse match at st james park.
    but i think the line up will take as follows:
    *eto_front forward
    *matic_luiz-defense midfield
    but jose we eagered to see sallah’s way of let him play plz!

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