Petr Cech and John Terry both return to the starting line-up and Demba Ba will play against his former club.

Cesar Azpilicueta is the player making way for Terry, with Branislav Ivanovic playing right-back today.

The midfield is unchanged from the match at Reading with Ryan Bertrand continuing on the left of midfield. Juan Mata has recovered from his ankle injury in that game and starts.

Newcastle are unchanged from their win at Aston Villa.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

1 Petr Cech
2 Branislav Ivanovic
24 Gary Cahill
26 John Terry (c)
3 Ashley Cole
7 Ramires
8 Frank Lampard
11 Oscar
10 Juan Mata
34 Ryan Bertrand
29 Demba Ba

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 28 Cesar Azpilicueta, 57 Nathan Ake, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 21 Marko Marin, 9 Fernando Torres.

Newcastle are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Krul; Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutiérrez; Cissé.

Substitutues: Elliot, Marveaux, Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Bigirimana, Obertan, Shola Ameobi.

The referee is Howard Webb.

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