Chelsea predicted lineup vs Newcastle

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Newcastle

Chelsea journey to St James’ Park to face the Premier League’s in-form facet Newcastle on Saturday night.

Graham Potter made an unbeaten begin to life in SW6 however has misplaced consecutive Premier League matches forward of the journey north. Throughout his transient however profitable Chelsea tenure, Thomas Tuchel by no means misplaced back-to-back top-flight video games.

Here is the XI Potter might deploy to make sure he would not grow to be the primary Chelsea supervisor to lose three consecutive Premier League matches since Jose Mourinho in 2015.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has scored 9 objectives in 18 appearances towards Newcastle / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

GK: Edouard Mendy – Senegal’s primary hasn’t saved a clear sheet in any membership competitors for the reason that opening day of the season.

CB: Trevoh Chalobah – Normally the respite for under-pressure managers, Chalobah fell upon the cliche of calling Saturday’s away journey to Newcastle a “last”.

CB: Thiago Silva – Earlier than he caught the soccer bug, Silva’s ardour was flying kites.

CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – As a child, Koulibaly’s French neighbourhood in Saint-Die would divide groups for a kickabout based mostly on their dad and mom’ heritage. “We might play Senegal v Turkey, Senegal v Morocco,” he remembered. Koulibaly is now a continental champion with a nation he has been representing, in a single type or one other, for many years.

RWB: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – “I am fairly versatile,” Loftus-Cheek not too long ago asserted, “if I want to alter place or tweak a place, I’m comfy with it.” Which is mighty lucky below a supervisor that tinkers as a lot as Potter.

CM: Denis Zakaria – The Swiss worldwide is being tentatively eased into Chelsea’s setup however nonetheless hasn’t made his Premier League debut.

CM: Mateo Kovacic – For the reason that begin of final season, Chelsea have gained 70% of the Premier League matches Kovacic has began in comparison with simply 42% in his absence.

LWB: Marc Cucurella – It has gone neglected given the dehumanised view the general public has of footballers, however Cucurella misplaced a substantial quantity of weight in a short while whereas nursing an sickness earlier this season which might’t have been simple to swiftly recover from.

RW: Raheem Sterling – Chelsea’s £50m summer season acquisition hasn’t scored within the Premier League since August.

ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The previous Arsenal ahead has had a hand in additional objectives (9) towards Newcastle than every other English facet in his profession.

LW: Mason Mount – Whatever the supervisor, Mount hasn’t been disregarded of a Chelsea match since Could – a run he’s anticipated to increase this weekend.

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