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Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback will return from suspension as Newcastle bid to become the first side to beat Chelsea this season in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off at St James's Park.
Sissoko and Colback missed the midweek draw at Burnley and their return is a welcome boost to Magpies boss Alan Pardew who has a number of injury concerns.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini is unlikely to be risked as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury while Mike Williamson, Daryl Janmaat and Sammy Ameobi all face late fitness tests.
Provisional squad: Elliot, Alnwick, Janmaat, Dummett, Williamson, S. Taylor, Streete, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Cabella, Sissoko, Colback, Gouffran, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong, Woodman, Abeid.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed Moussa Sissoko has been asked to make a donation to charity for his sending off against West Ham.
The France international received two yellow cards in quick succession in the 1-0 defeat, first for kicking the ball away and then for a heavy challenge on former Magpie Andy Carroll.
"He should not have kicked the ball away, it was a stupid booking and the second one was pure frustration," said Pardew.
"It probably came from him feeling stupid about kicking the ball away so that was almost a self-inflicted second booking. I'm disappointed with him, and I have talked to him about what contribution he'll be making towards charity. I don't know which one yet, Moussa can decide.
"We've not discussed a figure yet. He's apologised to the squad because he knows he was in the wrong."Pardew seems unlikely to hold too much against Sissoko, though, after landing a jovial jibe at the local reporters who named Sunderland's Lee Cattermole the north east football writers' player of the year.
Newcastle's injury problems have hit "critical" ahead of Tuesday's visit to Burnley.
That was the assessment of manager Alan Pardew, who will take a threadbare squad to Turf Moor due to fitness problems and suspensions.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul, captain Fabriccio Coloccini and Rolando Aarons are all injured, while Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara all face late fitness tests.
With Moussa Sissoko being sent off against West Ham on Saturday and Jack Colback having collected his fifth booking of the campaign, the Magpies are likely to be severely underpowered.
– Alan Pardew
It's critical, I would say, in terms of the spine of the team. There's no Tim, no Moussa, no Jack who would all probably start if they were fit.
We're taking 22 players to Burnley, and three of them are youth-team players.