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Name the Starting XI - Newcastle (a)

This Saturday lunchtime we`re at St James Park, for a 12:45 kick-off, to take on a troubled Newcastle United side.

After the splendid performances against Manchester City (Premier League) and Arsenal (Capital One Cup), two performances that saw Jose Mourinho field almost entirely different sides, with Gary Cahill being the only common denominator, it`ll certainly be interesting to see who makes Jose`s starting eleven this Saturday.

Did any of those who performed so well, against Arsenal, do enough to dislodge their counter-parts that beat Manchester City?

Will a trip to Newcastle be a case of horses for courses?

Or will Jose see the early kick-off as the chance to take the fight to the rest of the Premier League, take the three points and sit proudly on top of the Premier League table?

Three interesting questions posed and three questions you may like to take into consideration when you try and second guess Jose in our usual feature ahead of a fixture.

Right, who`ll get me started and get the ball rolling?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 31 2013

Time: 1:01PM

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Bertrand Trraore contract has been agreed, confirmed on the official website. YES MAN SO HAPPY!!!!
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31/10/2013 13:25:00

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31/10/2013 13:26:00

If its based on who performed well against mancity/arsenal, my preferred eleven would be cech azplicueta cahill terry betrand ramires lampard hazard willian oscar torres, but mourinho knows best. Looking forward to a resounding win. KTBFFH:)
don delsy
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31/10/2013 13:38:00

Traore welcome home,anyone who knows his best/preffered position in the field?
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31/10/2013 13:47:00

@Blue5. Right wing. Piazon,Atsu,Kakuta... Whew! Some job to integrate this lads.
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31/10/2013 13:58:00

Thanks @ Nely.
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31/10/2013 14:04:00

Traore can play as an AM,RW,LW...usually prefers playing on the RW.
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31/10/2013 14:15:00

You welcome mate
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31/10/2013 14:18:00

Wat a gud news... Welcome to Chelsea fully Traore... as regard d thread.. My line up will be CECH... IVANOVIC LUIZ TERRY COLE.... RAMIRES LAMPARD....... HAZARD OSCAR WILLIAN..... TORRESS
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31/10/2013 14:24:00

Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.
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31/10/2013 14:26:00

Expecting a routine win for us. Probable team...................... Cech; Iva-Cahill-Terry-Cole; Ramires-Mikel; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Torres. Predicted score 1 - 4.
HGH Magic
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31/10/2013 14:30:00

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31/10/2013 14:31:00

Cech,terry,luiz,cole,rami,lampard,mata,oscar,hazard,torres.bench ba n let him some minutes.
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31/10/2013 14:32:00

Sorry,apzi for me would replace iva.
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31/10/2013 14:35:00

we didn't do well over there last season and am sure Terry would be raring to go due to his error there last time. We need to consolidate on our winning run and let's hope liverpool can do us a great favour by drawing with le arse. (yea draw, i don't need them to win) though arsenal seems to know how to thump them smh. And congrats to traore i always know the club would handle his situation.
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31/10/2013 14:38:00

@nely, i dont see kakuta making it into chelsea team again IMHO. I hope he proves me wrong though
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31/10/2013 14:40:00

Newcastle will be difficult...cech...iva,luiz,terry,cole....rami,mikel....willian,mata,hazard...torres.
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31/10/2013 14:42:00

Yeah..congrats to willian he gets brazil call up for the up coming internationals.
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31/10/2013 14:45:00

same here,I don't see kakuta making it at chelsea,but talking about bertrand traore,now that he has signed for us,is he eligible to play our next carling cup game? Or will he have to wait until january?
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31/10/2013 14:45:00

I don't see oscar not starting the game,especially when he didn't feature in the COC game except jose wants to rest him for the UCL game next midweek,I think the line up will be the same players that started against city and if there is going to be any difference it will be willian coming on for schurlle
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31/10/2013 14:48:00

Willian gets called up by brazil! Good things starting to happen for the lad
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31/10/2013 14:53:00

Yes Hazard11, same reason the smart lad chose to have his medical @Spuds only to sign for us the bigger, elitist and more visible club; he'd most probably still be stuck in the 3point Lane unwashed abyss had he chosen unwisely. Glad for him and Traore as well ;)
HGH Magic
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31/10/2013 15:20:00

I was thinking , that we would have to sign Traore before the January window..Other clubs would have been circling for sure ..
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31/10/2013 15:22:00

Hey ...@Hazard...good things starting to happen for Chelsea :o)
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31/10/2013 15:23:00

Im well pleased about Traore...its made my day !!! Yeah!
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31/10/2013 15:26:00

One thing that might spoil our chance of the quadruple is complacency ...lets not see ANY team as a walkover ..
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31/10/2013 15:36:00

Cech,ivanovic,cahill,terry,cole,rammy,mikel,mata,hazard,willian and torres subs: lampard*,eto'o and de bruyne, schurrle can start against schalke or get a brief cameo against castle in place of eto'o
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31/10/2013 16:23:00

Jose Knows
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31/10/2013 16:46:00

Good news that Traore has finally put pen to paper. His work permit is still an issue though. He's not eligible unless the club does something now. If he's called for one more international match it will do much good getting the permit. And this boy looks different from our hyped youngsters we've seen before from what i've seen thus far. I had to do alot of research about him having not watched him in the pre-season. He's a real deal.
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31/10/2013 16:53:00

{Cech} {iva, terry, luiz, cole} {rami, lamps} {willian, oscar, hazard} {torres} bench: schwazer, schurrle, cahill, mata, mikel, cesar, berty
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31/10/2013 17:15:00

Cech; Ivanovich, Luis, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.
Tobe Enoch
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31/10/2013 17:59:00

It's safe to say the consensus seems to be a front four of Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Torres; with a Rami-Mikel pivot, though there are members who reckon Oscar will somehow not start the match! Let's see if Jose ever reads these boards. Interesting. Lol
HGH Magic
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31/10/2013 18:26:00

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31/10/2013 19:11:00

HGH curious to see what Mou does in terms of Oscar/Mata with a game saturday and then a CL game mid week.
Pavel Permiachkin
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31/10/2013 20:10:00

Yeah Pavel, curious and interesting though what a great 'problem' it is to have ;)
HGH Magic
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31/10/2013 23:26:00

Cech, Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry, Bridge, Tiago, Makalele, Lampard, Duff, Gudjohnsen, Joe Cole
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01/11/2013 07:25:00

I. Will put drogba. In that line up@ fv
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01/11/2013 09:15:00

I think I prefer blue5's lineup.....forgive me,but am a bit so biased towards the Mazarcar combo and Azpi as RB
Samuel Chimezie
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01/11/2013 22:12:00

Cech, ivanovic, terry, liuz, cole, ramires, lampard, hazard, oscar, mata, torres
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02/11/2013 05:36:00


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