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Chelsea likely starting XI v Newcastle: Sarri to make big decisions in midfield and attack

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Chelsea likely starting XI v Newcastle: Sarri to make big decisions in midfield and attack

Not a single player in Chelsea’s squad has ever won at St. James’ Park while playing for the Blues. That’s rather depressing.

Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to change that tomorrow in order to continue his 100% start to the Premier League season. It won’t be easy, but we have the quality to overcome the Magpies and former manager Rafa Benitez.

Sarri has confirmed that both Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic are fit and available to start from the beginning. The Hazard news speaks for itself in terms of significance, but Kovacic’s readiness could prove pivotal with Cesc Fabregas still injured.

We wouldn’t expect wholesale changes from Sarri for this game. Why change a winning team? However, players like the aforementioned duo are impossible to ignore. When fit, they’re the first names on the teamsheet.

We believe that both of them will start on Sunday, with our full starting eleven looking something like this. What do you think, Blues? Let us know in the comments.

(4-3-3) Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Morata

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Knowledge Tichiy
Knowledge Tichiy
2 years ago

Luiz out for Christensen please and Kante back to his position

KING JAMES
KING JAMES
2 years ago

Wow! What a team!
Explicit array of starting XI

Rid'One DC
Rid'One DC
2 years ago

Not that early for Kovacic……Barkley still need to be on the starting line to gain back his full form. Kovacic played fine last match against Arsenal but Ross Barkley is also gaining his form back we can see in his performance he fight for every ball. The starting XI is… Read more »

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell
2 years ago

LET’S HOPE HE STICKS WITH IT

aliu koffi olawale
aliu koffi olawale
2 years ago

i think this is the line up i have been expecting and its going to make some sense

Wallen Nyambegera
Wallen Nyambegera
2 years ago

Absolutely

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