Chelsea will be aiming to register a third straight Premier League win when they face Newcastle United on the road this afternoon.
The Blues can temporarily go top of the standings with a win, but their record at St James’ Park has been poor with just one victory in the last seven attempts.
Edouard Mendy is regarded as the undisputed choice between the sticks and he has kept clean sheets in five of the previous six games across all competitions. He is expected to start in goal.
Thiago Silva returned from international duty only on Thursday afternoon and he may be left out of the matchday squad. In his place, Antonio Rudiger could make his maiden league start of the season alongside Kurt Zouma.
Further forward, no changes are expected from the 4-1 win over Sheffield United earlier this month. Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech should slot into the left and right wing positions with Tammy Abraham starting upfront.