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Where: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
When: 12:45 GMT
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October began in encouraging fashion for Newcastle United, with victory over Cardiff City and a draw against high flying Liverpool.
However, the Magpies then lost the Tyne-Wear derby to arch rivals Sunderland, and followed that with an extra time defeat to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, and pressure ins once again on Alan Pardew and his side.
The visit of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side means things will not ease up for Newcastle any time soon, but their draw at St James’ Park against Liverpool will be a sign for encouragement.
Still, Chelsea’s form has been ominous for the rest of the division, with a Capital One Cup beating of Arsenal another sign Mourinho has got his team back to their beatdown best.
In Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle, the Blues have some of the finest attacking talent, and Fernando Torres has shown indications he could be returning to his old form.
Any team that can leave the likes of David Luiz and Juan Mata on the bench have to be a serious proposition, and Newcastle will have a hard time keeping Chelsea at bay.