Newcastle United 3 - 2 Chelsea

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 02/02/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: H Webb Att: 52,314

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Newcastle

Jonas Gutierrez 41
Moussa Sissoko 68,90

3
vs
2

Chelsea

Frank Lampard 55
Juan Mata 61

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: February 1 2013, 15:42 GMT

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has wrapped his new boys in cotton wool ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea.

Pardew prepares for Chelsea clash

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko and striker Yoan Gouffran have been largely rested, along with defender Steven Taylor after his return from long-term injury, since emerging from their debuts at Aston Villa on Tuesday night feeling the effects of life in English football.

But they - as well as midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, who missed the 2-1 win at Villa Park with a foot problem - will be available as Pardew has to do without only midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) and Cheick Tiote, who is on duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is available following a calf strain.

Cech missed the 2-2 draws at Brentford and Reading and is set to return in place of Ross Turnbull, while midfielder Juan Mata has shaken off an ankle problem sustained in midweek and defender John Terry could return after reverting to the bench at the Madejski Stadium.

David Luiz (calf) and long-term absentee Oriol Romeu (knee) are still out and John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are at the African Nations Cup, while Eden Hazard serves the final game of his three-match ban for his controversial dismissal at Swansea.

Teams

Newcastle (from): Krul, Harper, Elliot, Debuchy, Santon, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Bigirimana, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ferreira, Terry, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Bertrand, Lampard, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Marin, Benayoun, Torres, Ba, Ake, Hilario.


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