TEAM NEWS: NEWCASTLE UNITED V CHELSEA

Posted on: Sat 02 Nov 2013

There are two changes from the last league line-up, the side that began against Man City.

David Luiz is back in the side in place on Gary Cahill who has played the last three games, and goalscorer at Arsenal, Juan Mata retains his place. Fernando Torres starts up front.

Newcastle two make two changes from their last Premier League outing. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa comes into central defence and Shola Ameobi replaces Hatem Ben Arfa in attack.

Petr Cech plays his 446th Chelsea match, moving clear as our sixth all-time highest appearance maker.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 4 David Luiz, 26 John Terry (c), 3 Ashley Cole; 7 Ramires, 8 Frank Lampard; 10 Juan Mata, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 9 Fernando Torres.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 28 Cesar Azpilicueta, 24 Gary Cahill, 12 John Mikel Obi, 22 Willian, 14 Andre Schurrle, 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Newcastle are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

T Krul; M Debuchy, M Williamson, M Yanga-Mbiwa, D Santon; M Sissoko, C Tiote (c), Y Cabaye; Y Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, L Remy.

Substitutues: R Elliot, J Taverner, V Anita, G Obertan, H Ben Arfa, P Cisse, Sammy Ameobi.

The referee is Lee Mason.

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