Newcastle United are missing Cheick Tiote, and without him their lineup looks considerably less formidable. They still have Yohan Cabaye in the middle, however, and the partnership of Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba could cause some problems for Chelsea. The Blues only have one slight surprise selection, with Oriol Romeu getting a start. Branislav Ivanovic starts at right back over Jose Bosingwa in a defensive move.
Chelsea lineup (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic, D. Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Lampard; Sturridge, Drogba, Mata
Substitutes: Turnbull, Bertrand, Bosingwa, Meireles, Malouda, Kalou, Torres
Newcastle United lineup (4-4-1-1): Krul; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Obertan, Cabaye, Guthrie, Lovenkrands; Ben Arfa; Ba
Substitutes: Harper, Santon, Perch, Gosling, Sa. Ameobi, Sh. Ameobi, Best
The game kicks off at 7:45 am ET, 12:45 pm GMT. You can catch it on ESPN2 in the USA, Sky Sports 2 in the UK, or TSN2 in Canada.
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