Chelsea FC vs Newcastle United: Gamethread 5/2/12

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Akos Buzsaky of Queens Park Rangers battles with Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on April 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Big game today, both clubs need three points. The winner today will likely all but wrap up a final spot in the table above the loser, and a draw really helps nobody unless the Spudsters lose. Spuds head to Bolton this afternoon, with Spurs also desperate for a win while Bolton would move out of the relegation zone with a win. With that in mind, Roberto Di Matteo has decided on the following lineup:

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Mikel, Meireles, Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge, Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Mata, Kalou, Drogba

We'll be facing off against the following side:

Newcastle: Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba

Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, R.Taylor, Gosling, Obertan, Marveauz, Shola Ameobi

Let's keep this train rolling...Let's Go Blues!

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