Chelsea can make a hattrick of wins in the Premier League when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge, on Saturday (IST).
The Blues may have been hit by a transfer embargo but Frank Lampard is not making complaints. And why should he if he has the young talents like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, to name a few, playing like seasoned players, scoring goals for fun and playing the entertaining brand of football.
The Premier League match will be played between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, in London, England. The ground has a capacity of 40,834.
The game will start at 07:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, October 19.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Chelsea – L L W W W W
Newcastle United – L D L D L W
Chelsea Team News:
Out: Chelsea have been hit with a major blow ahead of this game after N’Golo Kante returned from the international duty with a groin injury. The Frenchman is joined by German centre-back Antonio Rudiger on the sideline for this game.
Andreas Christensen suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Denmark and has been ruled out for two weeks. Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains a long-term absentee.
Doubtful: Emerson has given Frank Lampard a huge boost ahead of this game as he returned to the training this week. The 25-year-old sustained a thigh injury while on international duty with Italy back in September and returned for Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool, only to suffer another setback in the first half of the 2-1 defeat.
Mateo Kovacic and Reece James are both carrying knocks and the duo will be monitored before the game.
Chelsea Probable XI:
Arrizabalaga (GK), Alonso, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
Newcastle United FC Team News:
Out: Centre-back Florian Lejeune and winger Matt Ritchie both remain the long-term injury absentee for the visitors.
Steve Bruce will also deal without the absence of Isaac Hayden. The 24-year-old serves a suspension here following his red card dismissal in the 5=-0 thrashing against Leicester City.
Doubtful: No other injury concerns for Steve Bruce. He is likely to stick with the playing 11 which beat Manchester united 1-0 before the international break.
Newcastle United Probable XI:
Dubravka (GK), Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, Saint-Maximin, Sean Longstaff, Matthew Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton
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CHE vs NEW Dream11 potential winner:
Chelsea are at home and will be brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins in all competitions.
We back Chelsea to win this game.