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Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today
Callum Wilson scored both of Newcastle’s goals in their victory over Everton (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea head to Newcastle United on Saturday in the Premier League’s early kick-off.

The Blues have started to find form of late and look a real threat in attack, being the league’s top scorers so far and winning back-to-back league games before the international break.

Frank Lampard will hope his side can show consistency now ahead of a demanding stretch of fixtures domestically and in Europe.

Newcastle have been alternately impressive and poor, with injuries and a lack of midfield options hampering them in some games.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 12:30pm GMT on Saturday, 21 November.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can also stream via the BT Sport app and website.

What is the team news?

Newcastle are likely to still be without Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Dubravka and Matt Ritchie, while Dwight Gayle is a longer-term absentee.

Chelsea could have Billy Gilmour back and Kai Havertz is available again. Christian Pulisic and Kepa are the doubts.

Confirmed line-ups

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Hayden, S Longstaff, Lewis, Murphy, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner

Odds

Newcastle – 6/1

Draw – 15/4

Chelsea – 1/2

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