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Preview: Newcastle United vs Chelsea - Jorginho set to return as Potter eyes win before World Cup break

Matthew Debono

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Preview: Newcastle United vs Chelsea - Jorginho set to return as Potter eyes win before World Cup break

Newcastle United host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening at St. James’ Park.

Eddie Howe’s in-form Magpies host a confidence-hit Chelsea side in the north east in the final game before the World Cup commences next weekend.

Newcastle haven’t been beaten since the end of August when Liverpool sealed a late 2-1 win, while Chelsea are winless in their previous four league outings.

Newcastle United's Chris Wood (right) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game with team-mate Miguel Almiron during the Premier League match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Alamy)
Newcastle United's Chris Wood (right) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game with team-mate Miguel Almiron during the Premier League match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Alamy)

Graham Potter wants to end the winless run but accepts Newcastle will want to continue their winning streak.

"That's what we'll try to do,” responded Potter, when asked about wanting to go into the World Cup break with a win and some positivity.

“We know Newcastle will want to do as well. It will be a tough match, but we will try our best.

"They've got results and got results deservedly. That builds confidence and momentum."

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Chelsea will be without the usual suspects - Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Carney Chukwuemeka due to injury.

But they are set to welcome back Jorginho from a foot injury after Potter confirmed he featured in training ahead of the game.

"Jorgi trained today, so provided there's no reaction, he should be in the squad,” said Potter on Friday.

Meanwhile, Newcastle could be without Callum Wilson. He has been struggling with illness and Howe will make a late decision on his involvement against the Blues.

"We will wait and see and he’s been training separately from the group. He had the illness and he’s been away from the group. He’s trained well but we will make a decision ahead of tomorrow."

Newcastle United's Callum Wilson with team-mate Dan Burn celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match. (Alamy)
Newcastle United's Callum Wilson with team-mate Dan Burn celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match. (Alamy)

When is the match?

It will take place on Saturday 12th November at 5.30pm (UK) time.

Where is the match?

The Premier League match will be held at St. James’ Park.

How can I watch the match?

The fixture will be available to watch live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

For those in the United States, the game can be watched on NBC Sports.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Newcastle United, Chelsea, Football

Matthew Debono
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