Eden Hazard is not up to full fitness yet - Sarri

Eden Hazard is not up to full fitness yet - Sarri

Eden Hazard is not up to full fitness yet - Sarri

Newcastle were relatively comfortable in the Premier League last season but a lack of summer spending by owner Mike Ashley has raised concerns on the terraces that the potential for a relegation battle is there. Why did they let Kenedy take the penalty against Cardiff?

Newcastle responded with a goal from Joselu in a rare attack and looked set to steal a point before Chelsea's last-gasp victor made it three successive victories for the Blues.

Belgium global Hazard has come off the bench in each of Chelsea's first two Premier League matches of 2018-19, with Sarri's side taking maximum points. Not just for us, but for many more Chelsea fans.

With Hazard now reportedly back to full match fitness, the headache Sarri has is, who does he drop?

"It's great to understand football - it never stops - since I started playing football I always learn from every coach, it's great". Thus, Hazard is expected to start against Newcastle United.

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See if Chelsea can make it three wins out of three as they go to St James' Park to face Newcastle on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 4pm. Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso should slot into the full-back positions with the pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger making up the heart of the backline.

Florian Lejeune is out for long-term due to the knee injury.

Newcastle United XI: Martin Dubravka (GK), De Andre Yedlin (RB), Jamaal Lascelles (CB), Ciaran Clark (CB), Matt Ritchie (RM), Jonjo Shelvey (CM), Mohamed Diame (CM), Yoshinori Muto (CF), Ayoze Perez (SS) and P.Dummett (LB).

But despite the victories over Huddersfield and Arsenal that saw the Blues furnish six goals in total, their defence remains a work in progress, most especially highlighted by Arsenal, who exposed Chelsea's liabilities at the back during a 15-minute spell that Sarri described as "horrible" for his side.

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