Manchester City 1-0 Everton - Stoke 3-2 Arsenal - Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland - QPR 2-0 Burnley - Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea - Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace - Hull 0-0 West Brom

7:30: And that's it. Manchester City now sit just three points behind leaders Chelsea following their defeat to Newcastle United earlier today.


Manchester City 1-0 Everton

7:24: Everton almost spring the City defence down the inside right flank as Barkley picks out Eto's excellent run. He cuts inside and shapes to shoot from a tight angle but Clichy makes an excellent block. Eto'o rushes to take the corner but it's another poor delivery and City clear. That should be it.

7:21: Five minutes of added time to go.

7:19: Ross Barkley is now shown a yellow card by Andre Marriner, who has made some very questionable decisions this evening. This one was a booking for a percieved dive, but Lampard did bump into the Everton youngster, similarly to what Jagielka did on Milner in the penalty incident in the first half.

7:15: City are straight back up the other end with Nasri down the inside left channel. He manages to cut inside to get his shot off but it is straight at Howard who parries clear. Lampard is first to the loose ball but his pass to Dzeko is scrambled clear.

7:12: Joe Hart denies Lukaku with a brilliant save! A slick move down the left sees Barry free Eto'o down the inside channel, allowing him to slide the ball across goal to the Belgian who hammers one towards the bottom right hand corner. Hart however is down instantly and gets a firm hand behind it and palms it around the post. Everton get the corner, but fail to work anything from it.

7:09: Lampard replaces Navas and is immediately involved, dinking a clever reverse ball into the path of Dzeko who has broken into space down the left. The Bosnian heads onto Milner who lashes a volley across goal, but it veers wide of the post.

7:05: Barkley drives at City but can't find a gap through before Eto;o takes possession off him with a slight opening ahead of him. He has a yard of space to shoot just outside the box but balloons it well over the bar.

7:01: Mirallas eventually takes it but it deflects off the wall and floats out for a corner. Baines takes it, but the delivery is appalling.

6:58: Everton are applying real pressure on City now. Eto'o drives towards goal but has the back of his ankle clipped by the stretching Toure. Everton have the free kick about 25 yards out from goal.

6:54: Nasri is picked out by Milner inside the box but in trying to work a yard of space to get his shot off he procedes to get himself surrounded by a posse of Everton players and the chance evaporates.

6:50: Edin Dzeko has entered the fray, replacing substitute Pozo.

6:48: Mirallas is picked out with a terrific cross field ball and takes on Zabaleta down the left flank. He settles for the corner, but it comes to nothing as Joe Hart saunters out to collect it.

6:44: Ross Barkley is on for Everton, replacing the ineffective Besic.

6:41: Barry clumsily crashes into Milner and earns himself a booking.

6:38: Howard denies Pozo! City have started this half excellently with Nasri and Milner stretching Everton's backline with ease. The England international breaks away from his marker and as he reaches the byline cuts the ball back to Pozo inside the six yard area. The youngster tries to place it at the near post but Howard makes a great reaction save with his boot;

6:33: And we are back underway for the second half at the Etihad Stadium.


Manchester City 1-0 Everton

6:15: There was more concern for City a few moments ago as Yaya Toure retreated to the sidelines with a knock but appears to be moving freely again.

6:12: Demechelis is up and meets the corner with a thumping header, but appeared to jump too soon and can't keep it down.

6:10: City, who haven't conceded from a set piece this season, clear the corner and head straight up the other end. A neat move down the inside right channel involving Zabaleta and Pozo wins them a corner.

6:08: Seamus Coleman does excellently to keep the ball in play over in the right before standing the ball up towards the back post. Zabaleta does well to get there ahead of Eto;o but his clearance is met with a thumping volley by Mirallas. It takes a deflection, and City have a corner.

6:04: Nasri receives the ball just inside the box, spins and curls one for the far left corner. It's going on target, but Distin gets his head in the way and clears.

6:00: There's a right scrap going on the box that breaks for Nasri but his shot is charged down. Toure picks it up and bulldozes his way to the byline before flicking the ball past with Hibbert with wonderful skill but Jagielka gets across to thump clear.

5:58: Another high boot, this time from Fernando, catches Gareth Barry on the head. He joins Mangala in the book.

5:55: Howard guesses the right way, but the power in Toure's penalty beats the Everton 'keeper to give his side the lead.

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Everton (Yaya Toure, 23)

5:52: Milner is played into space down the inside left channel in the box, drawing a challenge from Jagielka. Milner doesn't complain after being felled, but the referee points to the spot.

PENALTY - Manchester City

5:48: City eventually get the ball into the box but the whistle is blown after Eto'o is left in a heap after receiving a boot to the back courtesy of Mangala, who was jumping to win a header. Quite why his boot was so high, I don;t know and the Frenchman is perhaps lucky to escape with just a booking.

5:46: Besic loses possession in the middle of the park, inviting City to surge forward. It's sprayed wide to Milner on the left but his cross is overhit. Coleman retrieves it but City press and win the ball close to the corner flag.

5:43: Coleman has the chance to swing a cross in from the right with Lukaku and Eto'o waiting in the middle but is eventually flagged up for offside. That early injury to Aguero has ensured a fairly tepid start to this game, City are yet to really get going.

5:40: Seamus Coleman is shown an early yellow card after attempting to wrestle Clichy to the ground after having possession nicked off him by the Frenchman.

5:35: Aguero has hobbled off and won't be able to continue. His game is over inside 10 minutes and has been replaced by 18-year-old Jose Angel Pozo. That's a huge blow to City ahead of their pivotal Champions League clash with Roma next week.

5:32: Early scare for City as Sergio Aguero goes down and looks in some pain. He appeared to ride a strong challenge from Seamus Coleman before overstretching to reach the ball.

5:30: And we are underway at the Etihad where a win for City this evening will lift them to within three points of league leaders Chelsea.


Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Jesus Navas, Milner, Nasri, Aguero

Subs: Sagna, Dzeko, Kolarov, Caballero, Lampard, Boyata, Pozo

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Barry, Besic, Mirallas, Lukaku, Eto'o

Subs: Robles, McGeady, Barkley, Osman, Pienaar, Garbutt, Alcaraz


Man City: Eliaquim Mangala comes into City's backline with Boyata making way after starting in the 4-1 win over Sunderland. Fernando and James Milner also start.

Everton: Ross Barkley drops to the bench as Roberto Martinez opts for a front three of Samuel Eto'o, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.

5:10: Our focus now shifts to the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City host Everton. We will have all your team news coming up shortly.

5:00: And that's it! It's been a rather miserly afternoon on the goal front with three of our games serving up goalless draws but we have witnessed a thriller at the Britannia where Stoke City have held on to heap more misery on Arsene Wenger on Arsenal. The Gunners could have been 4-0 down at one point but hit back with two goals in two minutes in the second half. It wasn't enough however and they miss the chance to close the gap on Southampton and Manchester United, who meet on Monday.


Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal

Hull 0-0 West Brom

QPR 2-0 Burnley

4:50: No goals at Anfield or White Hart Lane. Arsenal still chasing a late equaliser but a wayward cross field ball from Santi Cazorla gives Stoke the chance to run down the clock.


Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Crystal Palace

4:47: Five minutes added on at the Britannia. Arsenal make their last change with Joel Campbell coming on for Kieran Gibbs,

4:45: Liverpool are still trying to unlock Sunderland as we enter the final few minutes of the 90. Crystal Palace meanwhile remain the more likely to score at White Hart Lane.

4:41: Arsenal have a free kick out on the right after Charlie Adam hauled down Alexis Sanchez by his head. Yes, you read that right.

4:38: Palace within an inch of taking a lead! Another corner causes havoc in the box before it falls kindly for Jason Puncheon. He absolutely thumps the ball on goal but watches on as it crashes off the bar and out again. Moments later Puncheon gets the ball into the net, but is ruled offside.

4:35: Just as Arsenal's comeback was reaching a crescendo, they've been handed another setback with Calum Chambers shown his second yellow card after pulling back Bojan.

RED CARD - Calum Chambers (Arsenal)

4:33: Mauricio Isla reaches the byline and slips the ball back to Austin who slots home from close range. He's not celebrating for long mind, as moments later he is shown a second yellow card.

RED CARD - Charlie Austin (QPR)

Goal! QPR 2-0 Burnley (Charlie Austin)

4:30: Amid the madness at the Britannia, Brendan Rodgers has brought Steven Gerrard on at Anfield to help unlock Sunderland.

4:28: Arsenal have two in three minutes! Welbeck is denied by a brilliant save from Begovic who palms his effort over the bar. From the resulting corner, Ramsey is picked out unmarked eight yards out from goal and hammers a volley into the ground and into the back of the net.

Goal! Stoke 3-2 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey)

4:26: Cazorla just about beats Begovic, Arsenal have one back!

Goal! Stoke 3-1 Arsenal (Santi Cazorla)

4:22: It's all kicking off! Bojan thought he had added his second and Stoke's fourth after beating Martinez at his near post but after an incredibly late flag, it has been chalked off. Moments later Arsenal are down the other end with Flamini trying to burst into the box but he has his trailing leg clipped. The referee points to the spot!

PENALTY - Arsenal


Goal! Stoke 4-0 Arsenal (Bojan)

4:16: Sunderland meanwhile are coping admirably at Anfield. Connor Wickham had the best chance of the half when his left footed volley flashed just wide of Mignolet's post not too long ago.

4:13: Sanchez whacks the post! Steven N'Zonzi loses possession to allow the Chilean to race through past Muniesa and Shawcross with the goal at his mercy. He rounds Begovic in the Stoke goal, veering off the the right but can't find the back of the net. Horrible miss by his standards.

4:10: QPR have a lead at Loftus Road. Charlie Austin plays a neat one two with Zamora before slipping Fer in, who finds the back of the net via a big deflection from Ben Mee.

Goal! QPR 1-0 Burnley (Leroy Fer)

4:04: A change at White Hart Lane to tell you about, Erik Lamela has been replaced after a very disappointing first half, with Nacer Chadli coming on.

4:03: Giroud chases a long ball in vain but goes down clutching his face, claiming Ryan Shawcross caught him with an elbow. The referee rightly waves his claims away.

4:00: We are just about underway for the second halves this afternoon. Unsurprisingly, Danny Welbeck has been introduced, coming onto replace Hector Bellerin.

3:51: Just the three goals in that first 45 minutes, then. All of them at the Britannia Stadium, all of them scored by Stoke. As you might have guessed, Arsenal have been utterly abysmal.


Stoke City 3-0 Arsenal

Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland

QPR 0-0 Burnley

Hull 0-0 West Brom

3:47: There's a late chance for Sunderland at Anfield as former Manchester United man Wes Brown connects with a corner, but can't keep his header down.

3:46: Oh Arsenal. A Stoke corner comes in and again the away side fail to deal with. The ball rebounds off the shoulder of Chambers and Walters reacts quickest to lash it into the roof of the net.

Goal! Stoke City 3-0 Arsenal (Jon Walters, 45)

3:43: Arsenal win a free kick after a poor challenge from Cameron. Santi Cazorla stands over it out on the right but it;s woefully overhit and sails out of play.

3:39: Alexis Sanchez is pulled up for the most blatant hand ball you will see this weekend but somehow avoids a booking. Arsenal look very frustrated at the moment.

3:35: And Stoke have a second! Gibbs gives Jon Walters too much space out on the right and the Ireland international whips a terrific ball into the near post where Bojan is perfectly placed to brilliantly finish.

Goal! Stoke 2-0 Arsenal (Bojan, 34)

3:29: Lloris saves Spurs! Palace are comfortably dominating this first half at White Hart Lane and almost take the lead as Scott Dann powers a downwards header on goal, only to be denied by a diving save from the Frenchman.

3:25: Some terrific work from Adam Lallana on the right creates Liverpool's first clear chance of the afternoon but Rickie Lambert is unable to keep his header on target. Moments later Philippe Coutinho jinks in from the left but his low effort is fired into the side netting.

3:21: At White Hart Lane Yannick Bolasie is causing Tottenham an awful lot of problems earlier on. Palace are the team in control.

3:17: Stoke are looking fairly comfortable and look the more likely to score the next goal in this game. Phil Bardsley has a go with a vicious effort from 25 yards out that nearly knocks Martinez off his feet, but he just about manages to beat it away.

3:12: West Brom pass up the chance to take the lead against Hull. Jack Livermore's foul on Anichebe left the referee with little choice but to point to the spot. Graham Dorrans steps up, but McGregor guesses right and makes the stop.


PENALTY - West Brom

3:10: Giroud misses a sitter. Hector Bellerin somehow keeps the ball in play at the byline, hitting in a first time cross with Giroud unmarked in the box but the Frenchman somehow nods wide of the post.

3:07: Tottenham have been beset by injury problems at right back all season during Kyle Walker's prolonged absence. Eric Dier deputises again today but gave his side an early scare when he limped off. After some treatment however he is back on and seems to be moving freely.

3:04: Sunderland want a penalty at Anfield! Connor Wickham is brought down by Martin Skrtel, but the referee is not interested.


3:02: Stoke lead after 20 seconds! Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin makes a horrible mess of his attempt to clear a cross at the near post, diverting the ball into the path of Crouch who pokes home from two yards out.

Goal! Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal (Peter Crouch)

3:00: And we are off and underway across the country.


Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Lamela, Kane, Eriksen, Soldado

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, McArthur, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Chamakh, Bolasie

Stoke: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Nzonzi, Cameron, Diouf, Bojan, Walters, Crouch

Arsenal: Martinez, Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Cazorla, Giroud

QPR: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young, Henry, Barton, Vargas, Fer, Austin, Zamora

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Marney, Jones, Boyd, Ings, Barnes

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Moreno, Toure, Skrtel, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana, Lambert

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, O'Shea, Brown, Bridcutt, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Altidore

2:45: We have live coverage of the five 3pm kick offs coming your way shortly, stick around for all the team news.

2:40: That's it! Chelsea's invincible dream is over.


Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea

2:39: Filipe Luis whips a terrific cross in from the left for Drogba but he can't quite stretch enough and the chance goes.

2:37: Ivanovic this time tries his luck from distance but whacks a wild effort well over the bar. 90 seconds to go.

2:36: Chelsea this time opt for a long throw into the box with John Terry now playing as a centre forward. The skipper gets slight contact on the ball but is off balance and doesn't trouble Alnwick. Three minutes to go.

2:35: Alnwick collects another corner but Newcastle can't keep hold of the ball for long. Chelsea come again.

2:34: Six minutes of time added on. Pardew is fuming with that.

2:33: Another flurry of Chelsea chances, a moment of indecision between Janmaat and his goalkeeper allows Hazard to lift a ball into the six yard area where Ivanovic can header, but he can't get any power on it and the save is made.

2:32: Alnwick denies Costa! Another long ball is looped into the box for Drogba to take down on the chest before sliding the ball across goal for the Spain international, who sweeps a first time effort on goal. Alnwick is equal to it however, and from the resulting corner Newcastle clear.

2:29: Chelsea have a corner which Fabregas swings into the box. Gary Cahill is unmarked in the box and from six yards out gets a free header, but can only plant it straight into the arms of the Newcastle goalkeeper.

2:27: Chelsea pull one back through that free kick, Drogba getting to the ball ahead of Alwick to nod into an empty net.

Goal! Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea (Didier Drogba 84)

2:25: It's all kicking off now. Chelsea hit back, switching the ball over to the right which Taylor tries to get to ahead of Schurrle. He doesn't and his shown his second yellow of the afternoon. Pardew immediately reshuffles, Sammy Ameobi is replaced by Mike Williamson.

RED CARD - Steven Taylor (Newcastle United)

2:23: Newcastle hit on the counter! The excellent Colback wins the ball in midield, plays a neat one two and frees Sissoko through on goal! The Frenchman should score but loses control of the ball for a moment but with Courtois out of goal, he manages to pull it wide for Cisse to slide home his second.

Goal! Newcastle 2-0 Chelsea (Papiss Cisse, 78)

2:21: Hazard hits the post! Ivanovic cuts the ball back to the edge of the box from the right for the Belgian to sweep a left footed effort on goal but he strikes the woodwork with Alnwick beaten.

2:18: Chelsea have both Costa and Drogba battling up front and they put it to good use with Mikel lumping the ball into the box to the Ivorian to knock it down to his strike partner. Costa's effort however is brilliantly blocked by Coloccini and Mikel's follow up effort is slammed dismally over the bar.

2:16: Chelsea swing in a corner, but Alnwick again confidently punches clear, giving Newcastle a rare change to venture forward through Sissoko and Cisse. It's five on two but the Newcastle pair almost fashion something down the inside left flank only for it to break down at the pivotal moment.

2:14: Chelsea pass. Chelsea cross. Newcastle clear. That's been the formula for the last couple of minutes, the home side are remaining well-organised and are dilligently sticking to their jobs.

2:11: All three changes now made for Mourinho as Didier Drogba comes on for Willian with Felipe Luis on for Azpilicueta.

2:10: Hazard tries to sneak up the byline but Perez again tracks his dilligently and superbly sees the ball out of play.

2:09: Chelsea have regained possession but aren't really putting Newcastle under great pressure. They keep the ball after a failed corner through Hazard, who looks to thread one inside for Fabregas but the Spaniard can't bring the ball under control.

2:07: Schurrle is shown a yellow card for crashing into the back of Colback. He doesn't complain.

2:05: Mourinho has responded by introducing Andre Schurrle for Oscar. The German gets his first sight of goal a moment later, drilling one from range but Alnwick saves comfortably.

2:03: Nearly a second for Newcastle! From that corner Chelsea Dummett does well to outleap Ivanovic and nod the ball onto Cisse who really should do better from six yards out, but lifts his effort over the bar.

2:02: Chelsea are rocking here. Newcastle maintain the pressure and force a corner after more shaky defence from Cahill.

2:00: Newcastle have the lead! Sammy Amoebi breaks ahead of his man down the left flank and pings a ball across goal that Gary Cahill fails to clear, letting the ball roll under his foot into the path of Cisse who sweeps home from close range.

Goal! Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea (Papiss Cisse, 57)

1:59: What a chance for Mikel! Fabregas whips a free kick in from the left and lands it right on the bonce of the Blues midfielder, but he directs it horribly wide of goal.

1:57: Now it's Newcastle applying the pressure with both Janmaat and Dummett threatening down the flanks. The ball falls to left back Dummett who fires a ball across the face of goal but he can't pick out a teammate in the box.

1:56: Change for Newcastle, Papiss Cisse has come on for the largely ineffective Remy Cabella.

1:55: Chelsea probing in front of the Chelsea box but Newcastle dilligently keep them at bay with Paul Dummett forcing Eden Hazard to retreat and look back for Fabregas, who gives possession away (!).

1:51: Tiote is shown the first yellow card of the game following a late challenge on Azpilicueta. From the resulting free kick Alnwick confidently punches away, flattening Diego Costa in the process. Decent start for the youngster.

1:50: Hazard, having returned to the left flank at the start of this half, races towards the byline and diverts the ball back across goal only for Dummett to clear.

1:48: And we are back underway for the second half and that change has happened, Jak Alnwick is on for his debut replacing Elliot who has suffered a thigh injury.

1:40: With Rob Elliot struggling, 21-year-old Jak Alnwick is out warming up ahead of the second half.

1:32: The half time whistle goes but worryingly for Newcastle, Rob Elliot looks to be in some discomfort as he comes off the pitch.


Newcastle United 0-0 Chelsea

1:30: Newcastle half clear a ball lifted in from the right but it falls to Fabregas on the edge of the box who dinks a ball over to Oscar. With his back to goal, the Brazilian opts for the spectacular overhead kick. He generates some terrific power on the shot but it veers just wide of Elliot's post.

1:26: Elliot is out to collect Willian's shot on goal and tries to launch a counter through Perez who brilliantly evades a mistimed challenge from Ivanovic and embarks on a run down the left. With no one offering support, the young forward does brilliantly to retain the ball until Cabella eventually arrives on the scene but can only shank the ball wide.

1:23: Newcastle again threaten down the left but an exchange between Ameobi and Sissoko breaks down. Perez tries to keep it alive, cutting a ball inside where Cahill tries to clear but Colback gets their first and wallops one towards goal, but it flies wide of Courtois' post.

1:21: Newcastle are guilty of overplaying the ball a tad allowing Chelsea to break through ominously with Costa, Oscar and Hazard racing ahead. A terrific challenge from Colback stops the Spaniard on the half way line however and Newcastle return to apply more pressure on Jose Mourinho's side.

1:18: What a chance for Newcastle! Ameobi cuts the ball inside from the to find Perez on the edge of the D. The Spaniard threads an excellent ball through to find Colback who has broken through into the box but his first time effort on goal is charged down by Courtois. Best chance of the game so far from a very slick move from the home side.

1:15: Chelsea are creating openings but as yet have been unable to unlock Newcastle. Perez relieves the pressure for the home side and holds up play in the corner as he waits for support to arrive in the box. It eventually comes in the form of Sissoko's run inside the box but Cahill steps across to clear.

1:11: Sissoko does brilliantly to evade Willian before finding Tiote inside. He looks to spread the play to the right but only finds Oscar who takes his find offer to counter attack and races towards goal. Costa is eventually freed inside the left of the box but from a tight angle his effort is fired straight at Elliot.

1:08: Chelsea again expose Newcastle down the flanks. This time the ball comes in from the right but a brilliant challenge from Dummett blocks Costa's effort on goal after being picked out by Fabregas. Oscar then tries to slot home from the edge of the box but it's deflected wide for a corner. Nothing comes from it.

1:06: Close from Willian! Hazard, who is enjoying a bit more space down the left now, bursts into space before sliding the ball across for Costa. It misses the striker but finds Willian on the edge of the box who tries to sweep the ball into the back of the net, but his effort is inches wide of the far post.

1:03: Costa shows neat footwork to beat his man down the inside right flank but Chelsea lose possession after some dilligent defending by Perez. The young Spaniard prompts a counter attack, finding Sissoko down the left but Chelsea quickly get numbers back. The ball eventually finds Ameobi who tries to find the net from 30 yards out. He doesn't.

1:00: Chances at both ends. John Terry rushes forward to win a 50-50 but fails, allowing Newcastle to spread the ball down the inside right to Janmaat. The Dutchman whips an excellent cross into the box but Courtois is out in a flash to collect with Cisse lurking. On the counter Hazard bombards down the left flank, bearing down ominiously on goal. He has both Costa and Willian sprinting towards goal to give him an option but the Belgian opts to cut inside and shoot himself. It's a poor effort that doesn't trouble Elliot.

12:57: Chelsea click into gear for the first time and almost carve an opening. Apilicueta's run down the left is picked out with a fine cross-field ball after some neat build up play, allowing the Spaniard to drift in and cut the ball across goal to Willian. He has a yard to work the ball onto his right foot and tries to curl one into the bottom corner but Elliot sees it wide.

12:55: Half chance for Diego Costa as the ball is cut back to him just inside the area but he is unable to bring it under control and Newcastle clear their lines.

12:53: It's been a fairly balanced start to the half with both sides happy to exchange possession without really threatening. Hazard has had little space to get in behind the Newcastle United backline with Janmaat keeping a close eye on him.

12:50: Tiote slides in and just about nicks the ball away from Oscar who was threatening to burst into space down the left. You expect the big Ivorian to have a busy afternoon today alongside Jack Colback, with Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella given the freedom to roam.

12:47: Diego Costa tries to batter his way through the Newcastle backline but is eventually stopped in his tracks. Oscar picks up the pieces and looks wide for Hazard but the Belgian is well marshalled by Janmaat who sees the ball out for a goal kick.

12:45: And we are underway at James' Park.

12:30: Jose Mourinho's side are currently unbeaten in 21 games and talk of an unbeaten season is growing louder and louder as the points rack up. Unsurprisingly, Jose Mourinho has his eye on the prize and not records.

I'm not looking for records, I'm looking for points."Victories and points. And if possible, at the end of the season, titles."


Newcastle: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, S.Taylor, Dummett, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Ameobi, Perez, Cabella.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.


Newcastle United: Pardew has made five changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Burnley with Moussa Sissoko returning from suspension, joining Jack Colback and Remy Cabella in the first team with Papiss Cisse leading the line.

Chelsea: After serving his suspension Diego Costa is back in Chelsea's attack but Nemanja Matic has picked up a ban of his own with John Obi Mikel stepping into his place.

12:15: Manchester Cuty's emphatic win over Sunderland on Wednesday tempered suggestions Chelsea will run away with the Premier League title. For now, anyway. Jose Mourinho's side are still unbeaten this season and have won 11 of their 14 games and have shown little sign of showing down. Newcastle United meanwhile put together six back to back wins to relieve Alan Pardew of pressure until that run was brought to an end by West Ham United at the end of November. A draw to Burnley last time out however ensured they remained in the top half of the table.