Newcastle vs Chelsea confirmed lineup: Tuchel names strong squad despite absence of key players

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel currently has a depleted squad in the absence of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic in attack.

The Blues boss has managed to put up a strong squad, and Mason Mount is also missing from the squad.

See the lineup below

Newcastle: Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Hayden, Longstaff, Fraser, Wilson.

Subs: Dubravka, Schar, Joelinton, Shelvey, Lewis, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle.

Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

Referee: Paul Tierney

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