LIVE: Chelsea vs Newcastle – Olivier Giroud gives Blues the lead after coming on for injured Tammy Abraham as Kepa starts ahead of Edouard Mendy for Thomas Tuchel’s resurgent side
- Olivier Giroud opened the scoring after half-an-hour after coming on as sub
- Tammy Abraham limped off in the 20th minute after picking up a knock
- Chelsea starting XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Abraham (Giroud)
- Newcastle United starting XI: Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Willock, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Gayle, Saint-Maximin
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Chelsea can fire themselves into a Champions League spot as they look to round off the weekend’s fixtures when they host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Three points for the Blues would see them move into fourth place, while the Toon meanwhile sit just one spot off the bottom three, albeit seven points clear.
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