The new Chelsea manager was allowed to invest heavily in Kepa and Jorginho over the summer while his Magpies counterpart found himself once again having to make ends meet, and the latter knows last season's "miracle" 10th-place finish will be hard to replicate.
Newcastle will welcome DeAndre Yedlin back in to the squad after he returned to full training last week following a minor knock but Florian Lejeune remains out with a long-term knee injury. Cesc Fabregas is still out of contention. They know the city, they know the club, they know the north east and how well you can stay here and leave here.
Newcastle will know that they have to be at their best as Chelsea travel to Tyneside, with the visitors winning both of their Premier League games so far. The other thing is I have to respect them and I have to concentrate on my job. We are very happy with him, so I think that, until January, he will stay with us.
Ahead of Chelsea's clash with Newcastle on Super Sunday, Luiz told Sky Sports: "I think I always have to feel fresh start because I am getting old!"
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"I think we are in the beginning, we already head everything but you have to learn in your head and pass this to your body and synchronise". I think it's the right way to think for him, but I have to think for everybody.
"Sarri said", It was only a decision about the positions, I chose to put two wingers on the bench and only one midfielder.
After playing a pivotal role in Conte's side as Chelsea win on the title in 2016/17, the Brazilian defender made just 10 Premier League starts last term, with his time at the club seemingly coming to an end. "Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my strongest quality", Morata said, according to Sport.
Hazard, given an extended break after his involvement for Belgium at the World Cup, returns to the starting line-up having come on as a substitute in the Blues' two previous games this season.