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After the international break, Chelsea will host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Frank Lampard’s side will be hoping to continue their buzzing form against a struggling Magpies side fighting for safety.
The referee for this game is Andre Marriner and he will be assisted by Scott Ledger and Simon Long as linesmen.
VAR officials: Mike Dean and Darren Cann
Fourth official: James Linington
Marriner has taken charge of 5 Premier League games so far this season, issuing 11 yellow cards and 0 red card.
After a troubled start to the season where Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United in our opening game of the campaign and struggled to win games mostly because of poor defending, the Blues are now picking form at the right time.
Jordan Seward of Daily Mail has given Lampard a rating of 7.5 for his impressive work so far.
Seward wrote in the Daily Mail: “Amid a gloomy backdrop, Frank Lampard has steered his side towards the light.
“Expectations were low this season having lost Eden Hazard and been prohibited from signing new players, but hopes have been restored by some encouraging performances.
“Lampard has got Chelsea playing an attractive brand of football and his faith in youth is being repaid with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount reveling in their new first-team roles.
“Things got off to a shaky start but Chelsea have found their balance and have three wins from their last four. Most Blues fans will tell you Lampard has exceeded their early expectations and I tend to agree.”