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Newcastle United vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

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Spurs did everyone a favor in today's early kickoff by spanking Manchester City 4-1 (four!).  We'll have a new leader in the league in fact, weirdly enough, it will be Manchester United.  But more importantly, Chelsea have a chance to move within just 6 points of the top, which would be pretty amazing, considering that we were 11 points off just two weeks.

We know whom to thank, too:

Just don't mess it up by not winning against one of the worst sides currently in the Premier League.



Newcastle United starting lineup (4-4-2):
Tim Krul | Kevin Mbabu, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Chancel Mbemba, Daryl Janmaat | Georginio Wijnaldum, Jack Colback, Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko | Aleksandar Mitrović, Ayoze Pérez

Substitutes from: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Jamaal Lascelles, Gabriel Obertan, Florian Thauvin, Siem de Jong, Ivan Toney

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Asmir Begović | César Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanović (c) | Nemanja Matić, Cesc Fàbregas | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Pedro | Loïc Rémy

Substitutes from: Jamal Blackman, John Terry, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Radamel Falcao


Chelsea, as expected, start with Cahill & Zouma at the back and Rémy up top.  It's Eden Hazard's 150th start; maybe he'll score his 50th Chelsea goal again.

Let's do this.

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