Evening Standard Prediction: Chelsea to win 2-1
Norwich caused Chelsea some nervy moments in the second-half at Carrow Road, and the Blues now face a Newcastle side full of confidence after an impressive run.
It’s likely to be a tight encounter, but Chelsea are fancied to just about do enough and put the off-field distractions to one side again.
Chelsea win, 2-1.
Newcastle team news: A number of injuries
Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin could miss out once again for Newcastle, after they were absent for the win over Newcastle.
The Brazilian is suffering with a groin injury, while it’s illness that kept Saint-Maximin out and he has only a couple of days to recover.
Howe said: “Maxi is ill. We hope that’s not a long-term thing for him, but I don’t know whether he’ll be back for Chelsea yet or not.”
Fabian Schar picked up a groin injury against Southampton and is a doubt for the trip to Stamford Bridge in a big blow for the away side.
Chelsea team news: James injured, Havertz to start
Reece James is likely to miss out for Chelsea again at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The wing-back made a brief return from injury, scoring against Burnley, but he was absent from the trip to Carrow Road after suffering a fresh scare in a fresh blow for Tuchel.
Antonio Rudiger is expected to return to the starting lineup, while there is uncertainty over Cesar Azpilicueta’s availability after he was brought off at half-time. There is a hope, however, the Spaniard will be fit to start.
Romelu Lukaku may well have to settle for a place on the bench again, as Kai Havertz continues to shine in a central role.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage beginning at 1pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Dan Kilpatrick at the ground to provide expert analysis.
Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League game with Newcastle United.
Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 2pm GMT.