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Newcastle United FC vs. Chelsea FC Game Thread

Newcastle United FC


Barclays Premier League, Week 14
Saturday, December 3, 2011
1245 GMT (0645 CST)
Sports Direct Arena (for the first time), Newcastle Upon Tyne

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English viewers: Sky Sports 2
US viewers: ESPN2/ Deportes

NUFC: Krul | Simpson, STaylor, Coloccini (C), RTaylor | Obertan, Cabaye, Guthrie, Lovenkrands | Ben Arfa | Ba
Subs: Harper, Santon, Perch, Gosling, Sammy, Best, Shola

CFC: Cech | Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry (C), Cole | Ramires, Romeu, Lampard | Sturridge, Drogba, Mata
Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Bertrand, Meireles, Malouda, Kalou, Torres

Newcastle United FC

Currently: 4th place, 7-5-1, 26 pts

Out: Sylvain Marveaux (groin), Cheik Tiote (MCL), Mike Williamson (ankle/match fitness)

Doubtful: None

Projected XI (4-4-1-1): Krul | Simpson, STaylor, Coloccini, Santon | Obertan, Tiote, Cabaye, Raylor | Ben Arfa | Ba

Projected Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Perch, Guthrie, Shola, Sammy, Gosling

Chelsea FC

Currently: 5th place, 8-1-4, 25 points

Out: Michael Essien (knee), Josh McEachran (ankle)

Projected XI (4-3-3): Cech | Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry, Cole | Meireles, Romeu, Ramires | Mata, Drogba, Sturridge

Projected subs: Turnbull, Kalou, Malouda, Mikel, Boswinga, Lampard, Torres