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Mikel to replace suspended Matic

05 December 2014, 12:21

London - John Obi Mikel is set to start for Chelsea against Newcastle United in the Barclays English Premier League on Saturday in place of Nemanja Matic, SuperSport reports.

The Blues travel to St. James’ Park without their midfield trojan who is suspended for the clash after picking up a booking - his fifth for the season - in the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday.

Matic has started all 14 of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season helping the Blues record 11 wins and three draws in their unbeaten start to the season.

Also read: Mikel to start against Shrewsbury

Since rejoining the London club in January, Matic has made 44 appearances for the Blues and his record is quite formidable in those games.

Without Matic in the side (nine games), Chelsea have won four, drawn three and lost two of the matches which represents a 44% win rate.

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