Newcastle United picked up their first point of the season last time out when they drew 0-0 with Cardiff City, down in South Wales.
It was a game whereby they should have picked up all three points but Kenedy fluffed a stoppage-time spot-kick, Kenedy is, courtesy of being registered as a Chelsea player is unable to take part this afternoon.
This afternoon, Newcastle welcome high-flying Chelsea to St James Park for a Premier League fixture.
Can Newcastle get their first win of the season against the club who Rafael Benitez led to a Europa League triumph whilst the Spaniard was their caretaker manager?
The record books show that could very well be the case with Chelsea not having won a league fixture at St James Park since 2012.
With the kick-off fast approaching, in a game brought live to the nation by Sky Sports, we are now able to bring you the team-sheets to peruse:
Starting with Newcastle:
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 26, 2018
Continuing with Chelsea?
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2018