Kurt Zouma to return, Callum Hudson-Odoi in front three again: Chelsea line-ups vs Newcastle

Chelsea are back on the road this weekend as they travel to face Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The Blues made a welcome return to winning ways last week, with a comfortable 3-0 win at home against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

That win consolidated their place in the top four in the Premier League, with the Blues five points ahead of Manchester United in fifth, and six points behind third-placed Leicester City, following their surprise defeat at home against Southampton.

And Frank Lampard will be hoping to back up the victory when Chelsea travel to the north east, with the Blues enjoying good away from this season.

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But will the Blues’ head coach be tempted to make changes?

We take a look at how he could line the team up, below.

Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord

Chelsea sealed an impressive 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to change the team for Newcastle this weekend.

Of course, a lot could depend on the fitness of N’Golo Kante and whether he could feature, but it might even be worth resting him for the Arsenal game in midweek, anyway.

Chelsea defender Reece James. (Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

At the back, Reece James showed the threat he can be, while Andreas Christensen had a solid afternoon.

While Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed on the right, and even Ross Barkley deserves another chance to show what he can do.

Lampard will have an eye on the crunch game with the Gunners, but it could be a chance to show a little continuity within the starting XI.

Oliver Harbord’s team (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.

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