Newcastle United team news & predicted line-up vs Chelsea

The Magpies are in the midst of celebrating one year of Eddie Howe on the St. James’ Park touchline, and aim to put their top-four credentials on display once again in a vital clash with European consequences

Newcastle United remain on their home patch at St. James’ Park this weekend as the club celebrates one year under fan-favorite boss Eddie Howe as they welcome Graham Potter’s Chelsea to Tyneside in a vital clash with European consequences for both sides as the Magpies can go into the World Cup break sitting third in the Premier League.

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Level with Arsenal atop the form table (5-1-0), the Magpies project could once again find a statement result against one of the perennial big six in the Premier League after securing a win against Tottenham this season while also posting draws against both Manchester clubs. Three points here would be another massive boost for a club that has taken like a duck to water amid new ownership and direction from the touchline.

Predicted Newcastle United XI

Players unavailable for selection & key fitness updates

Alexander Isak, Ryan Fraser, Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth, Paul Dummett

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe remains without summer signing Alexander Isak after the Swedish international frontman headlines a quartet of players still on the long-term treatment table, with Emil Krafth, Paul Dummett, and Matt Ritchie joining him.

Ryan Fraser is now unavailable as well after suffering a calf injury and is sure to be out for the last match before the World Cup break.

Andrew Thompson

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