However, the Magpies went down 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend and will now seek their second home win of the season.
Things are worse at Villa, who are currently at the foot of the Premier League table with no points from two matches.
However, Villa recovered in midweek to beat Tranmere Rovers 3-0 in the second round of the League Cup.
Hosts Newcastle have no injury or suspension worries, while Villa defender Ciaran Clark is expected to return from his one-match ban on Sunday.
Marc Albrighton, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Samir Carruthers, Richard Dunne, Gary Gardner and Stiliyan Petrov are the injury concerns for Villa.
Newcastle United: Krul, Coloccini, Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Taylor, Gosling, Birgirimana, Marveaux, Obertan, Ba
Aston Villa: Given, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Lowton, El Ahmadi, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Herd, Bent, Delfouneso
Sports Mole says: 2-1