Chelsea traveled to the North East seeking to extend their rich vain of form following their five consecutive Premier League victories. On the subject of five. Antonio Conte named the same starting XI for the fifth consecutive time.
By doing so, it becomes the first time they have done so in the Premier League. Chelsea have rattled off league wins against Hull, Leicester, Manchester United, Southampton and Everton throughout October and November bagging an impressive 16 goals in the process.
What's more, their back-line haven't conceded a single league goal since their humiliating 3-nil defeat to London rivals Arsenal back in September. Here's the line-up once again:
Before a ball was even kicked Chelsea reached a club landmark: