Chelsea Predicted XI: We predict Frank Lampard’s starting XI as Chelsea travel to Newcastle United in the lunchtime kick off.

Frank Lampard’s spent over £200million in the transfer window, filling his squad with quality players from across Europe.

After an inconsistent start to the season, the Blues’ results have picked up of late and they are starting to look a force in the Premier League and abroad. L

Lampard’s lads have now lost just one of their last 11 games – a loss on penalties to Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup – since the 2-0 loss suffered at home to Liverpool back in September.

However, today’s match comes after a gruelling international break for Lampard’s stars, with many of his players playing three games in a week including lots of travel.

Despite this, the away side will be favourites going into today’s game, and have a chance to sit at the top of the league with a win, before other teams play.

So which players will the ex-England international task with getting a positive result and three Premier League points?

Here we predict Lampard’s starting XI…

Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy has firmly established himself as Lampard and Chelsea’s number one. The shot-stopper has recorded a clean sheet in five of his last six games, which is very impressive by any goalkeeper’s standards. Lampard will not want to rest his in-form keeper, so Mendy is a definite starter for today’s encounter. 

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