MX23RW : Wednesday, January 16 19:16:55
May 13, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​St James' Park
Attendance: 52,294
NewcastleNewcastle United
3-0
Chelsea
Gayle (23'), Perez (59', 63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Team News: Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud start for Chelsea

Team News: Hazard, Giroud start for Chelsea
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Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud are among the Chelsea starters for this afternoon's trip to Newcastle United.

Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud are among the starters in a much-changed Chelsea lineup for this afternoon's trip to Newcastle United.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and N'Golo Kante are the only three men to retain their places from Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town as Antonio Conte's side make a final push for the fourth Champions League spot.

Thibaut Courtois takes his place in goal after missing out in midweek through injury, while Ross Barkley, Gary Cahill, Emerson Palmieri, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Victor Moses also come in.

Rafael Benitez makes just one change for the hosts as Jacob Murphy replaces on-loan Kenedy, who is ineligible to participate against his parent club.

Islam Slimani remains unavailable through suspension, while Ciaran Clark and Christian Atsu are out due to injury.

Newcastle United:Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Murphy; Gayle
Subs: Darlow, Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Haidara, Gamez

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Emerson, Kante, Bakayoko, Moses; Barkley, Hazard; Giroud
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Morata, Pedro, Willian

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Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on March 4, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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