Chelsea v Newcastle preview

The trio were rested from the squad that defeated Watford in the FA Cup on Sunday but will face the Magpies at Stamford Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois is likely to return in goal after Petr Cech was given an outing against Watford.

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is set to return for his side’s trip to Chelsea.

The Dutchman has been out injured since November but came through a behind-closed-doors friendly against Celtic on Thursday and is set to replace Jak Alnwick in caretaker-boss John Carver’s line-up.

Carver will bring back his big guns including Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini and Jack Colback, all of whom were controversially omitted from last week’s FA Cup defeat at Leicester. Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote are on African Nations Cup duty.

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