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Newcastle predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Howe celebrates on the touchline
Howe celebrates on the touchline / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Newcastle will be looking to end a decade-long winless run at Stamford Bridge when they travel to face Chelsea in the Premier League.

The Magpies made it three wins in a row - and six victories from their last eight games - with a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St. Mary's in midweek.

The victory moved Newcastle ten points clear of the relegation drop zone and, more importantly, they now sit just four points away from the top half of the table.

Here's how the Magpies could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Martin Dubravka (GK) - Playing behind a more secure defensive line and he's certainly reaping the rewards.

Emil Krafth (RB) - Has filled in commendably for the injured Kieran Trippier on the right hand side.

Fabian Schar (CB) - Underlined his set-piece prowess with a well-taken header last weekend.

Dan Burn (CB) - An instant hit on Tyneside, with his arrival coinciding with an improvement in Newcastle's defensive showings.

Matt Targett (LB) - A shrewd addition on loan from Aston Villa, showing he's comfortable on both sides of the ball.

2. Midfielders

Jonjo Shelvey (CM) - Penned a bizarre social media statement apologising for his performance in last weekend's win over Brighton.

Joe Willock (CM) - Struggled massively under Steve Bruce at the start of the season, but Howe has granted him greater attacking license.

Bruno Guimaraes (CM) - His backheeled volley finish proved the difference for Newcastle in midweek.

3. Forwards

Ryan Fraser
Fraser has been in fine form / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Jacob Murphy (RW) - His pace and directness has been a huge asset for the Magpies in recent weeks.

Chris Wood (ST) - Much to the relief of the New Zealand international, he netted his first Newcastle goal in midweek.

Ryan Fraser (LW) - Four goal contributions in his last seven appearances. Howe certainly brings the best out of him.