Chelsea will be looking to make it three wins out of three in the English Premier League when they make the long trip to Tyneside to face Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Blues have already beaten both Huddersfield Town and Arsenal in the league this season and there is a feel-good factor oozing back into Stamford Bridge following a difficult campaign in 2017/2018.
Newcastle United go into the match having spurned a glorious opportunity to get their season up and running last weekend when Chelsea loanee Kenedy missed a penalty against Cardiff City, the game ended goalless.
Kenedy is ineligible to face parent club Chelsea on Sunday while The Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is sweating over the fitness of American defender DeAndre Yedlin, although the player is back in full training following a knee injury and could feature.
Chelsea are again likely to be without Spaniard Cesc Fabregas for the match at St James’ Park with the midfielder currently battling a knee problem. Eden Hazard is pushing for a recall to the starting XI should manager Maurizio Sarri wish to make changes following the 3-2 win over Arsenal at The Bridge last weekend.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 4pm on Sunday afternoon and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League channels.