Steve McClaren has named an unchanged Newcastle United side for this evening's game against Chelsea.
Head coach McClaren has opted against bringing in Jack Colback at left-back at Stamford Bridge (5.30pm kick-off).
Makeshift full-back Rolando Aarons will again line up in defence, with fit-again Colback among the substitutes.
Striker Emmanuel Riviere, back from long-term injury, is also on the bench.
Sunderland moved to within a point of Newcastle after their 2-1 win over Manchester United at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons; Sissoko, Shelvey, Tiote, Townsend; Wijnaldum; Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Colback, Saivet, Perez, Riviere, Doumbia.
CHELSEA: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.