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2019-10-19 15:26:35

Chelsea look to win their third consecutive Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Newcastle United the visitors.

Injuries to N'Golo Kante, Andreas Christensen and Ma teo Kovacic ensured it was a rocky international break for Frank Lampard, who also remain without Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to continue in the front three, while there could be an opportunity for Ross Barkley after he impressed for England in Bulgaria.

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Newcastle will be without Matt Ritchie, who has had surgery on his ankle, and the suspended Isaac Hayden.

Here is everything you need to know about the game: 

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Team news

Chelsea will have to do without N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen after the trio picked up injuries during the international break. Antonio Rudiger is a longer-term absentee, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is fit and firing again and should start.

Isaac Hayden remains suspended for Newcastle, who continue to be without Matt Ritichie. Florian Lejeune is doubtful for Steve Bruce‘s side.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Barkley, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems; Almiron, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Odds

Chelsea win 3/10

Draw 9/2

Newcastle win 10/1

Prediction

Chelsea have found some form and should have too much for this Newcastle side, who will struggle to replicate the Manchester United performance against a better side. 3-1 home win.

When is it?

The game begins at 3pm at Stamford Bridge on Saturday October 19.

How can I watch it?

The game is not being broadcast on British television, but highlights can be seen on Match of the Day, which begins at 10.30pm on BBC One.


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