- Chelsea host Newcastle United in the lunchtime Saturday kick-off
- Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta likely to return to Antonio Conte’s line-up
- READ MORE: Blues suffer setback in pursuit of long-term defensive target
It’s the month of December as we are building up to the mid-point of the season.
Antonio Conte can be happy with how his team’s league form winning five of the last six matches including the draw at Anfield last week.
However, anything other than a win against Newcastle would be a massive disappointment for Chelsea, you can use our partner just betting offers to predict the outcome of the game.
Losing could dent our chances of catching leaders leaders Manchester City, the Blues are 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side.
Opposition manager Rafael Benitez returns to Stamford Bridge after his interim spell with us in 2013. The Spaniard guided Chelsea to Europa League triumph but there’s still tension between himself and the champions’ faithful.
The Magpies are 12th in the league table but they’re just five points above the relegation zone. Newcastle snatched a draw when they played West Brom away from home in midweek.
Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta are almost certain to come back into the line-up after being rested in the 1-0 win against Swansea on Wednesday.
When speaking in his press conference this afternoon, Antonio Conte confirmed David Luiz and Charly Musonda are out for tomorrow’s match. Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy have recently returned to full training.
Despite these injuries, we should have too much quality for Newcastle to get a result from this game.
Here’s how Chelsea lineup today.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 2 December 2017