Chelsea proceeded to the fourth round of the League Cup yesterday after they defeated League One side Walsall by 4-1.
The Blues had a fantastic game even with the absence of key players such as Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta. They will now face Stoke City in Britannia stadium come October 27 for a fifth round place.
But before then, Chelsea will take a trip to St James’ Park this weekend to take on the Magpies in an epic EPL clash.
It will be recalled that it was Newcastle United that stopped Chelsea’s unbeaten run last season and the Blues will be looking forward to revenge that defeat.
Spaniard striker Diego Costa will be serving his second game ban after the fall-out with Arsenal defender Laurent koscielny over the weekend while Brazilian international Willian would still be side lined due to muscular injury suffered in Champions League match against M Tel Aviv.
Skipper John Terry will be expected to start from the bench having lost the pace to catch up with fast strikers and wingers and we expect Mourinho to bring back French defender kurt Zouma into the starting line-up to partner with Garry Cahill having impress this season.