Barton was handed a 12 match ban for his behaviour in QPR’s last game of last season against Man City.
The player had been linked with moving to Fleetwood on loan to speed up the ban as they play more games earlier in the season.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.