Feb 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St James' Park
NewcastleNewcastle United
3-2
Chelsea
Sissoko (68', 90'), Gutiérrez (41')
Perch (45'), Demba Cisse (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Lampard (55'), Mata (61')
Ramires (30'), Cole (62'), Mata (90')

Team News: Demba Ba starts for Chelsea

Team News: Ba starts for Chelsea
© AP Photos
Chelsea recall Demba Ba and captain John Terry to the starting lineup to face Newcastle, who name an unchanged lineup.

Demba Ba has been recalled to the starting lineup against his old club as Chelsea travel to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United this afternoon.

Ba takes the place of Fernando Torres, who drops to the bench in one of two changes for the Blues. Captain John Terry also returns to the starting XI in place of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have named an unchanged side to the one that beat Aston Villa 2-1 during the week.

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Anita, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Mata, Bertrand; Ba
Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Ake, Benayoun, Marin, Torres

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko celebrates his goal against Chelsea on February 2, 2013
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3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
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13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
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17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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