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Confirmed Newcastle team v Chelsea – 5 changes as Saivet, Gayle, Mbemba, Ritchie, Haidara start

4 years ago

The Newcastle team v Chelsea has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez surprised everybody with a strong team for the FA Cup third round game against Luton.

The United boss playing pretty much a first team, apart from Freddie Woodman being given his debut in goal.

Newcastle fans intrigued to see how Rafa Benitez would approach this fourth round match though, with Burnley at home in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Mbemba, Haidara, Saivet, Gayle, Ritchie all come into the team.

Dummett, Diame, Murphy, Atsu, Joselu drop out.

It looks like Rafa Benitez is once again going with three centre-backs as he did at Manchester City last week.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Darlow, Manquillo, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark, Haidara, Shelvey, Saivet, Hayden, Ritchie, Gayle

and the Subs:

Woodman, Yedlin, Dummett, Diame, Atsu, Murphy, Joselu

Chelsea starting 11:

Caballero, Cahill, Christensen, Rüdiger, Alonso, Kanté, Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Hazard, Batshuayi, Pedro


Eduardo, Ampadu, Moses, Fàbregas, Barkley, Musonda, Hudson-Odoi

Compare Rafa’s side to this fans choice one HERE.

Chelsea v Newcastle Match Betting:

Chelsea win 4/9Draw 7/2Newcastle win 6/1

NUFC win 2-0 50/1NUFC lead at half-time 11/2NUFC to score 2 or more goals 14/5

All Chelsea v Newcastle betting HERE

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