Chelsea v Newcastle United live stream, Sunday 13 March, 2pm GMT
Chelsea will be looking to make it five wins in a row in the Premier League despite the turmoil surrounding the club when they host Newcastle on Sunday.
Chelsea (opens in new tab) were rocked by the news on Thursday that their owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the British government amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Chelsea find themselves in a state of limbo: although they can continue fulfilling their fixtures, they are not currently allowed to buy new players, offer new contracts, or sell new tickets or merchandise.
This is an unprecedented situation in English football, and no one knows how the situation will resolve itself. A number of parties remain interested in purchasing the club, but the government will only approve a sale if Abramovich does not stand to benefit in any way.
Chelsea were able to put the extra attention to one side at Carrow Road on Thursday, when they ran out 3-1 winners over Norwich (opens in new tab). That result moved the Blues nine points clear of fifth place, with Thomas Tuchel's side now closing in on Champions League qualification.
Newcastle (opens in new tab) were also triumphant in a rearranged fixture in midweek. Eddie Howe's side beat Southampton (opens in new tab) 2-1 to extend their fine run of form: only Liverpool (opens in new tab) have accumulated more points in the last six games than the Magpies.
Newcastle will hope to have Federico Fernandez, Allan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Fabian Schar and Emil Krafth available for the weekend. However, Isaac Hayden, Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis are all still on the treatment table.
Chelsea will have to make do without Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi, but Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso could feature in some capacity. Timo Werner will hope to keep his place as part of the front three after starting against Norwich.
Kick-off is at 2pm GMT on Sunday 13 March, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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