Newcastle vs Chelsea LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture today

Callum Rice-Coates
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Tammy Abraham celebrates (Getty)
Tammy Abraham celebrates (Getty)

Chelsea face Newcastle looking to go top of the Premier League with victory at St James’ Park.

But Steve Bruce’s side had the better of Frank Lampard’s team last season in this fixture, with a late, late goal from Isaac Hayden enough to secure all three points for the Magpies, while Marcos Alonso’s strike broke a stubborn display in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard has been bemoaning the belated arrival of his players from international duty and the inconvenience of an early kick-off on Saturday, but this provides a great opportunity with their rivals for the top four, or even a potential title, playing each other over the course of the weekend.