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Newcastle United confirmed starting XI v Chelsea: Triple injury blow as Sven Botman starts

Newcastle United's confirmed starting XI v Chelsea: Eddie Howe makes three changes for Carabao Cup quarter-final tie.

Eddie Howe has made three changes to his Newcastle United starting XI for tonight's Carabao Cup quarter-final clash away to Chelsea (kick-off 8pm).

Fabian Schar and Joelinton, who were forced off during Saturday's 3-0 victory over Fulham, don't make the squad. Emil Krafth and Lewis Miley came on in the pair's place and they start at Stamford Bridge.

And also returning to the line-up is Sven Botman as Dan Burn drops to the bench. It is the Dutchman's first start since the 8-0 win at Sheffield United in September.

With Alexander Isak still missing with a groin issue, Matt Ritchie is United's only attacking player on the bench.

Newcastle head to the capital hoping to advance into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup having reached the final last season.

The Magpies, of course, suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley but Eddie Howe is determined to make more memories in the competition having already knocked out Manchester City and the Red Devils.

“The beauty of the two games we’ve had previously is we’ve proved we can raise our game against the top teams in a cup competition that brought so many great memories for us last year," Howe said in his pre-match press conference. "We’re determined to try and progress, we’re determined to try and create more memories.

“We’ve seen the rewards you can get and the experiences you can get.

“The build-up to the final was a brilliant thing to be part of and of course the final itself was a disappointment, but the build-up to it was incredible to see our supporters and how we took to London and the whole spectacle. I’m just devastated we didn’t get over the line in the end.

“I think it’s helped us for this year and we know this game’s going to be very difficult but we know the prize if we can get through.”. 

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

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