Jacob Murphy handed Newcastle start as Chelsea make EIGHT changes

Jacob Murphy has been recalled to Newcastle United's starting XI for the final game of the season.
Jacob Murphy (Pic: Stephen Dobson)Jacob Murphy (Pic: Stephen Dobson)
Jacob Murphy (Pic: Stephen Dobson)

Rafa Benitez's 10th-placed side take on Chelsea at St James's Park this afternoon (3pm kick-off).

And winger Murphy replaces on-loan Kenedy, ineligible to play against his parent club, in Benitez's starting XI.

Otherwise, Benitez has named an unchanged team.

Newcastle have lost their last four Premier League games.

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Meanwhile, FA Cup finalists Chelsea have made eight changes.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Murphy; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Haidara, Gamez, Hayden, Merino, Joselu.

CHELSEA: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Barkley, Kante, Bakayoko, Emerson; Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Willian, Pedro, Morata.