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Confirmed Teams: Newcastle vs Chelsea - Hall handed Premier League debut as Broja leads line

Nick Emms

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Confirmed Teams: Newcastle vs Chelsea - Hall handed Premier League debut as Broja leads line

Chelsea travel to Newcastle as they search for victory at St James' Park on Saturday evening.

Graham Potter's side are looking to put an end to a poor run of form after losses to Arsenal and Manchester City over the past week.

It will not be an easy task, however, with Eddie Howe's Newcastle in fine form in the Premier League.

The Magpies sit in the top four, with Chelsea looking to close the gap to the Champions League places.

Graham Potter showed frustration after another loss as Chelsea boss. (Alamy)
Graham Potter showed frustration after another loss as Chelsea boss. (Alamy)

"We've had some key players out: Kante, Chilwell, James, Fofana.

"They are key players and a couple of them are replacing key ones who left in the summer.

"I think we can do better than we have and that is where my focus is on."

The Blues will be hoping to put an end to a run of four Premier League games without a win.

However, it will be a tough task as St James' Park has always been a tricky venue for Chelsea.

With the last matches before the World Cup being played this weekend, Potter's side cannot make it into the top four with a win but will be keen to take three points into the break.

And he has chosen the team he believes can do this.

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Here is the all important team news ahead of the clash:

Chelsea

Starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hall, Gallagher, Mount, Broja

Bench: Bettinelli, Cucurella, Silva, Zakaria, Havertz, Hutchinson, Pulisic, Ziyech, Aubameyang

Newcastle

Starting XI: Pope, Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Joelinton, Willock, Almiron, Guimaraes, Wood

Bench: Darlow, Manquilo, Targett, Lascelles, Anderson, Shelvey, Murphy, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Newcastle United, Premier League

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