Newcastle have been forced into making a couple of changes for their clash with Chelsea
The Magpies face off with Thomas Tuchel and co. at 2 pm UK time and likely fancy their chances after winning four of their last five.
Chelsea are in similarly positive form, but off-the-field issues could quite easily distract Thomas Tuchel’s side this weekend.
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Why Joe Willock & Jonjo Shelvey are missing vs Chelsea
Ahead of the tie, Newcastle released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.
The team included a number of changes from Newcastle’s last outing which saw them beat Southampton 2-1:
Newcastle’s midfield looked especially different, with both Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Willock out of action.
But as Newcastle have since explained, the duo are out due to illness: