And welcome to the live blog for Chelsea vs Newcastle United!

Chelsea have been impressive since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, and the Blues are looking to make in five wins in a row across all competitions.

A win for Tuchel’s men could see them leapfrog champions Liverpool, whilst also fending off the top four challenge of West Ham who are facing rock-bottom Sheffield United tonight.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies are in some decent form of their own, winning two of their last three top-flight games – easing their relegation fears.

In terms of team news, experienced centre-back Thiago Silva is expected to miss out with a muscular injury, paving way for Andreas Christensen to start.

Timo Werner looks likely to start upfront for the Blues.

And fellow countryman Kai Havertz could return to action after missing the previous two Premier League fixtures through injury.

As for Newcastle, top scorer Callum Wilson is set to miss out through injury after picking up a hamstring injury.

Fabian Schar and Javier Manquillo are also out for tonight’s clash at Stamford Bridge.

Summer signing Jeff Hendrick is out through suspension after receiving a red card against Southampton.

And centre-back duo Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez are also doubts.

On a more positive note, Newcastle will most likely stick with pacey attackers Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron, and Brazilian striker Joelinton will fill the boots of Wilson upfront.

The teamsheets are due to be released in half an hour, so don’t go anywhere!



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