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Terry misses first minutes of the season

ESPN staff
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John Terry sits out of Chelsea's match with Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge - and as a result will miss his first minutes of the Premier League this season.

The Chelsea captain is reported to have picked up a knock in training.

With Fernando Torres injured, Jose Mourinho has asked Samuel Eto'o to lead the Blues' line, supported by Oscar and Eden Hazard.

Luuk de Jong starts his first game for the Magpies after signing on loan from Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, D Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o Substitutes: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Salah, Ba

Newcastle starting XI: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Taylor, Dummett; Anita, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Sammy Ameobi; de Jong Substitutes: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gosling, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong

At Carrow Road, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has opted for a front pairing of Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo from his attacking riches. Edin Dzeko drops to the bench, having started the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Monday.

Norwich starting XI: Ruddy; Martin, Yobo, Bassong (c), Olsson; Redmond, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington; Fer; Hooper Substitutes: Bunn, Whittaker, van Wolfswinkel, Hoolahan, Garrido, Becchio, Josh Murphy

Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Milner, Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Negredo Substitutes: Pantilimon, Richards, Rodwell, Lopes, Kolarov, Dzeko, Lescott

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