As expected Alan Pardew has named an unchanged side from the side that beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Tuesday night.
But with Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux now both fit – both players are included in what looks like a very strong Newcastle bench for today’s game.
And it’s interesting that Mike Williamson doesn’t even make the bench today, with young midfielder Gael Bigirimana a substitute this afternoon.
For Chelsea, Petr Cech and captain John Terry return to the side – and Demba Ba starts up front for the Blues.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi
Chelsea – Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Oscar, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nathan Ake, Yossi Benayoun, Marko Marin, Fernando Torres
Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)