Date: 1st December 2017 at 1:26pm
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The month of December sees Chelsea kick-off a hectic fixture schedule with a Premier League home match against Newcastle United.

The Chelsea support will be hoping that their side will make it six points from two quickfire home games this week, after beating Swansea City on Wednesday evening.

Ahead of the clash we`ve cobbled together some early team news.

Starting with Chelsea:

Antonio Conte will be without the following injured players – David Luiz, Michy Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy.

Having made changes to hi starting eleven for the midweek victory against Swansea City, Antonio Conte is expected to restore both Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta to the starting eleven. The latter`s omission, on Wednesday night, brought to an end a run of 74 consecutive Premier League games in which the Spaniard had played all ninety minutes.

Continuing with Newcastle United:

Rafael Benitez, somebody who was once classified as the interim manager of Chelsea, makes his return to Stamford Bridge hoping to guide his Newcastle side to a shock result.

However, if that is to be the case then he`ll have to achieve that feat without the injured trio of Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett and the former Chelsea player Christian Atsu.

 
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