Newcastle and Chelsea meet on Saturday evening with both sides having not enjoyed the best of starts to the season.
Steve McClaren is still searching for his first league win as Magpies boss, while the champions have lost three of their opening six games.
Jose Mourinho has yet to win a league match at St James’ in his managerial career and the Blues have lost their last three trips to the stadium.
If they are to finally get the better of their north east opponents then a key battle will be one between midfielders Moussa Sissoko and Cesc Fabregas.
Here’s how the France and Spain internationals match-up so far this term.