Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is a key member of Jose Mourinho's all stars.Getty Images/Clive Rose

Chelsea make a trip to St James's Park as they face Newcastle United in a weekend Premier League clash on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is for 12:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

The corresponding fixture last season saw the Magpies seal a 2-0 victory over the Blues, courtesy of Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy's goals, with the latter now returning to the Tyneside as the opposition player.

Chelsea will welcome star striker Diego Costa after the Spain international was suspended for their midweek fixture against Tottenham Hotspur. Despite his absence, Jose Mourinho's side sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory over their London rivals.

Papiss Cisse-Cheick Tiote
Newcastle will take precautions to protect African stars.Getty

Newcastle come into the game after their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. They were forced to come from behind to seal a point away from home in the midweek league clash.

Chelsea are unbeaten in the league this season and Alan Pardew will be hoping his side can seal a victory over the west London club on Saturday afternoon.

What Managers Say

Alan Pardew: "Mentally we are in a strong position and our confidence is high. We have good spirit and are learning lessons along the way. We need to threaten Chelsea because they look terrific. They are a great team who are strong and organised. Somewhere along the line Chelsea will slip up, and hopefully we can exploit any weaknesses they have."

Jose Mourinho: "The important thing is Drogba is here and will finish his career with Chelsea. It looks, for me, that he's going to stay doing other things when he finishes his career."

Betting Odds (bwin)

  • Newcastle United to win: 28/5
  • Draw: 13/4
  • Chelsea to win: 8/15

Team Form

Newcastle United

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W W L D
  • Last Result: Burnley1-1 Newcastle United

Chelsea

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W W D W
  • Last Result: Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Team News

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho believes there are a host of teams vying for the Premier League title.Getty

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Ryan Taylor (knee), Gabriel Obertan (thigh), Siem de Jong (thigh), Tim Krul (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Elliot; Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara; Abeid, Tiote; Gouffran, Ayoze Perez, Ameobi; Cisse

Chelsea

  • Injured: Steve Sidwell (knee), Glenn Whelan (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Nemanja Matic

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa