Team news: Newcastle v Chelsea

Moussa Sissoko made his Newcastle debut at Villa in midweek. Photo: PA

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has wrapped his new boys in cotton wool ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea.

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko and striker Yoan Gouffran have been largely rested, along with defender Steven Taylor after his return from long-term injury, since emerging from their debuts at Aston Villa on Tuesday night feeling the effects of life in English football.

But they - as well as midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, who missed the 2-1 win at Villa Park with a foot problem - will be available as Pardew has to do without only midfielders Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) and Cheick Tiote, who is on duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup.

Newcastle from: Krul, Harper, Elliot, Debuchy, Santon, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Bigirimana, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Marveaux, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech is available following a calf strain for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle.

Cech missed the 2-2 draws at Brentford and Reading and is set to return in place of Ross Turnbull, while midfielder Juan Mata has shaken off an ankle problem sustained in midweek and defender John Terry could return after reverting to the bench at the Madejski Stadium.

David Luiz (calf) and long-term absentee Oriol Romeu (knee) are still out and John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are at the African Nations Cup, while Eden Hazard serves the final game of his three-match ban for his controversial dismissal at Swansea.

Provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ferreira, Terry, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Bertrand, Lampard, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Marin, Benayoun, Torres, Ba, Ake, Hilario.