Chelsea vs Newcastle: These Blues must start the game

Chelsea will play hosts to Newcastle in an exciting Premier League game at Stamford Bridge
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Moisés Caicedo
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Moises Caicedo

Moises Caicedo has faced a lot of heat from fans and pundits this season. He came into Chelsea for a British transfer record of £115 million and did not have a great start. However, the Ecuadorian has been putting in some good performances of late, but the west Londoners' poor form has led to him receiving a lot of stick from viewers.

The young midfielder has a great passing range and is often seen switching plays which causes a lot of problem to opposing defences. He is also terrific at retaining the ball and his presence will be needed to contain the explosive Geordie attack.

Caicedo and Enzo have started the last 13 games together in the midfield. This will definitely help them build some chemistry and help the Blues get some solidity in the middle of the pitch.

Malo Gusto

Malo Gusto has performed at an elite level so far. Although he was bought in to play second fiddle to Reece James, the French player will have a case to be a starter for when the captain returns. Now it is on Mauricio Pochettino to figure out how he is going to incorporate both Gusto and James, when the latter gets back.

In the last game against Brentford, Gusto was able to get an assist after whipping a brilliant cross which Nicolas Jackson headed home to give Chelsea the lead. Those are the kind of plays that Chelsea will once again need from Gusto on Monday. His ability to move forward and provide an extra attacking presence will be of great help against Newcastle.

Aside from being brilliant on the offensive end, Gusto is also terrific on the defensive side for Chelsea. He has great pace and could be pivotal in putting a pause to Newcastle's explosive wingers.