The home side have faltered of late in the English top-flight, winning only two of their last four matches and would be focused on getting back to winning ways to cement their position in the top four.
Here are three things to look forward to as the Blues host the Magpies in the Premier League:
3. Benitez Hoping for the Impossible
Having picked up only 18 points from 21 Premier League matches, Newcastle United have endured a very difficult domestic campaign so far. They are only two points clear of the relegation zone, and coach Rafael Benitez knows just how difficult it’ll be for him to keep them afloat.
Newcastle have secured only six points from their last eight games, and will be desperate to improve their tally tonight. They probably don’t have the quality to bag all three points, but they most certainly will try to frustrate the London club.
2. Final Appearance for Many Chelsea Stars?
Chelsea currently sit fourth in the Premier League table and have a solid chance of securing Champions League football for next season. However, despite their decent run in the Premier League, reports of a mass squad overhaul before the end of the January transfer window have refused to die down.
Players like Alvaro Morata, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi are dominating the headlines as they have been linked with exits, but we could see even more leave before the end of the month.
Cesc Fabregas has already bid goodbye, and tonight, there is every suggestion of seeing a couple more final appearances.
1. Goal-shy Chelsea Need to Start Scoring More
Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have only six goals between them in the league this season – an abysmal record considering they are Chelsea’s only two natural centre-forwards. Their poor run has forced Eden Hazard to operate through the middle, restricting the Blues’ creativity out wide.
Three things to watch out for as Chelsea host Newcastle United in the Premier League