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Newcastle team v Chelsea confirmed now

5 years ago
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The Newcastle team v Chelsea sees Steve McClaren keep the same eleven but with three changes on the bench.

Newcastle starting 11

Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Taylor, Aarons, Sissoko, Tiote, Shelvey, Townsend, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic

On the bench

Darlow, Lascelles, Colback, Saivet, Perez, Doumbia, Riviere

A bit of a surprise to see Rolando Aarons keep his place at left-back, whether brave or foolish remains to be seen.

He did well against West Brom but away at Chelsea up against the likes of Willian, Costa, Pedro and Hazard is a different matter – with Colback or Lascelles the more defensive options.

A very attacking Guus Hiddink line-up sees those four named above all start in the following team:

Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Pedro, Willian, Hazard, Costa

On the bench:

Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy

(Compare Steve McClaren’s team to the predicted one featured earlier HERE)

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