Newcastle United confirmed starting XI v Chelsea: Eddie Howe makes £55m double change amid injury blow

Newcastle United starting XI for tonight's Premier League clash at Chelsea has been confirmed.

Eddie Howe has named two changes to his Newcastle United's starting XI for tonight's Premier League clash against Chelsea (kick-off 8pm).

The Magpies are without right-back Kieran Trippier, who picked up a calf injury in the win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, so in comes Tino Livramento for only his third Premier League start of 2024.

Livramento has played the majority of Newcastle career at left-back thus far after arriving from Southampton for £32million in the summer but will get a chance to star in his preferred position.

Meanwhile, the other change sees Miguel Almiron replace Jacob Murphy on the right wing. The Paraguayan had dropped out of the starting line-up in recent matches against Blackburn Rovers and Wolves.

Matt Targett returns to the matchday squad for the first time in four months have recovering from a hamstring injury but Harvey Barnes (hamstring) and Lewis Hall (ineligible) drop out.

Newcastle head to Stamford Bridge having not won here since 2012 when Papiss Cisse's double secured a 2-0 win. A victory for Howe's side tonight will see them move up to seventh, seven points ahead of the Blues in 11th.

Here's Newcastle United starting XI and subs in full:

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