Chelsea – Newcastle 0:1
Chelsea has five wins in its last six Premier League games and has lost points only on Liverpool’s visit (1: 1). The Blue, however, lost eight points in home games this season, which is two more than last. Newcastle pulled a point from his visit to West Bromwich’s last round, ending the series with four consecutive losses.
Rafael Benitez was not particularly fond of Stamford Bridge, but he was the last manager to bring a European trophy after taking the team to the Europa League in 2013.
Antonio Conte has made four changes since the last game. Danny Drinkwater and Eden Azar are in the midfield at the expense of Villian and Pedro, and Victor Moses and César Aspilquita are replacing Davide Tzapacosta and Gary Cahill. Benitez has decided to leave Josecu on the bench as Dwight Gail will lead the attack. Yedlin and Hayden are also reserves, and Mankiyo and Diamee are in their place.