Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is back into the starting XI for their away game against Newcastle United, replacing Ross Barkley.

Chelsea have made just one change to their lineup from the Burnley game for their Premier League contest against Newcastle United at the St. James’ Park on Saturday evening. That changes comes in the centre of the park, with N’Golo Kante coming into the side in place of Ross Barkley.

Kante missed out the last game with a hamstring problem, but has made a swift recovery to feature against the Magpies. He will be partnered by Italian international Jorginho in the Chelsea midfield along with academy product Mason Mount.

There are no changes in defence as Andreas Christensen starts alongside Antonio Rudiger once again, while Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta slot in as the full-backs on the right and left sides respectively. Kepa Arrizabalaga is the undisputed starter in goal for Chelsea.

With Christian Pulisic sidelined, Callum Hudson-Odoi gets another start in the Premier League, with the England international starting on the left-wing, while Willian slots in on the opposite flank. Tammy Abraham spearheads the Chelsea attack with Michy Batshuayi and Pedro on the bench as attacking reinforcements.

Chelsea Confirmed XI: Kepa; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; William, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi

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