Chelsea will be buoyant following their superb win at Manchester City and being just two points from the top of the league, Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to turn up the heat on Arsenal, and perhaps even overtake them should the Gunners slip up at Anfield.
Despite returning to training following injury this week, Spanish striker Fernando Torres is not expected to be risked.
New Egyptian signing Mohamed Salah however, is set for his debut following his move from Basel last month.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is without several first team players due to injury. Fabricio Coloccini will miss out, along with midfielder Cheick Tiote. Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse who are also out due to injury. They will be missing their star striker as Loic Remy is suspended, leaving the Magpies with limited attacking options.