Newcastle United play host to Chelsea in a 3 pm Premier League kick-off on Saturday.
The Magpies head into the gameweek sat 7th in the Premier League, while Chelsea are down in 10th place. Back Newcastle to pick up the win at 31/20 with bet365.
Howe gives Newcastle injury update
Before playing host to Chelsea, Eddie Howe held his latest pre-match press conference on Friday.
During the presser, Howe was quizzed on Newcastle’s rather lengthy injury list, which prior to this weekend, had 14 players on it.
And though a number of players remain out for this game, Howe did have some good news in his presser.
When asked about injuries, he said: “We’ve had a very small squad. Players came back yesterday so good to see the group back together. We’re ready for the game.”
On Alexander Isak, he added: “I don’t want to give too much away. We have the majority of players out with longer-term injuries. January for a few of them.”
Howe was less coy with speaking about Fabian Schar, Miguel Almiron and Kieran Trippier: “Fab [Schar] was more of a precautionary issue. Miggy has worked really well over the international break. Kieran’s fine. He’s trained with us since returning from England.”