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Premier League team news: Newcastle vs Chelsea

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are looking to win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season. Credit: PA

Aleksander Mitrovic returns for Newcastle after serving a suspension as Newcastle look to register their first win of the season. Vurnon Anita is recalled and 20-year-old Kevin Mbabu makes his first league start.

Branislav Ivanovic captains Chelsea as John Terry remains out of favour and on the bench. Diego Costa is suspended, meaning Loic Remy leads the line for the champions. Radamel Falcao has to settle for a place on the bench.

Poor Newcastle dumped out of League Cup

Siem De Jong missed some good chances. Credit: PA

Lewis McGugan piled further misery on Steve McClaren as Sky Bet Championship Sheffield Wednesday dumped Barclays Premier League Newcastle out of the Capital One Cup.

A Wednesday side featuring 10 changes to the one which started Saturday's 3-2 victory over Fulham secured a famous 1-0 victory at St James' Park with the Magpies, who have publicly reversed their recent policy of dismissing the domestic cup competitions as an irrelevance, turning in another dreadful display.

McClaren's men did not manage a single shot of note on target over 90 soul-sapping minutes and have now won just one of the eight games they have contested so far this season with League Two Northampton their only victims in the last round of the same competition.


Starting line-ups: Newcastle - Watford

Newcastle still targeting QPR striker Austin

Charlie Austin could still move in January. Credit: PA

QPR striker Charlie Austin remains on Newcastle's radar as the club continues to plan its three-transfer-window recruitment strategy.

The Magpies monitored Austin's situation throughout the summer as it appeared his days at Loftus Road were numbered in the wake of QPR's relegation from the top flight.

Asked about Austin, head coach Steve McClaren said: "He has been on Newcastle's radar from the second half of last season and during the summer, and he will stay on the radar, definitely."

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