With just two points from our last four games, including back-to-back defeats, the expectations are rather low for this trip to St James’, even by trips to St James’ standards. Newcastle are hot, Chelsea are ice cold. But this is the last game before the World Cup and we’ve seen some unexpected results already this weekend, so perhaps we’ll get lucky.
Potter has done a boldness and has given young Lewis Hall a second start in four days. Gallagher and Broja start as well! If nothing else, there’s something to get hyped about.
Raheem Sterling misses out due to illness.
No Raheem Sterling in the Chelsea squad today. I’m told it’s illness rather than injury. Not Covid and it shouldn’t affect his World Cup participation.#chelsea #England— Andy Kerr (@AndyKerrtv) November 12, 2022
Here we go!
Newcastle United starting lineup (4-3-3):
Pope | Burn, Botman, Schär, Trippier (c) | Willock, Longstaff, Bruno | Joelinton, Wood, Almirón
Substitutes from: Darlow, Lascelles, Shelvey, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Targett, Manquillo, Murphy, Anderson
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-2-1)
Mendy | Koulibaly, Chalobah, Azpilicueta (c) | Hall, Jorginho, Kovačić, Loftus-Cheek | Mount, Gallagher | Broja
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Cucurella, Silva, Zakaria, Havertz, Hutchinson, Pulisic, Ziyech, Aubameyang
Date / Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 17.30 GMT; 12:30pm EST; 11pm IST
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Referee: Robert Jones (on pitch); Andy Madley (VAR)
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBC, Universo (USA); Star Sports Select HD1 (India); SuperSport Premier League, Canal+ Sport 3 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!