The Newcastle team v Chelsea has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez hoping to get a much needed three points to settle things down and give a foundation to build from after the point at Cardiff.

Newcastle of course have done pretty well in this fixture in recent years, the last five giving four wins and a draw.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Ki, Diame, Murphy, Rondon

and the Subs:

Sterry, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Muto, Darlow, Joselu

An amazing six outfield changes, with only Clark, Dummett, Ritchie and Diame, along with Dubravka, staying in from the team that drew with Cardiff.

Kenedy is ineligible today, whilst Manquillo was always going to drop out, Perez and Joselu drop to the bench, but where are Shelvey and Lascelles?

One journalist has claimed Lascelles not happy with Rafa decision to go with three/five at back so manager dropped him!

Compare Rafa’ selection to the preferred fan option HERE

Newcastle v Chelsea Match Betting:

NUFC win 19/4 – Draw 3/1 – Chelsea win 13/20

NUFC win 3-0 110/1 – Rondon to score last goals 19/2 – At least 3 match goals in first half 6/1

All Newcastle v Chelsea betting HERE

Graham Porter