4. Facts and Formation
Chelsea played their regular 4-2-3-1 with Matic and Fabregas in the center and Terry again on the bench as it turns out Mou is happy to rest him while Newscastle played the same formation.
If Chelsea would have lost this match somehow, they would have lost 4 matches in their 1st 7 games for the first time in top flight since 1964.
Newcastle has beaten Chelsea in four of their last seven Barclays League meetings.
Jose Mourinho has never won a game at St. James Park: 3L and 2D