The midfielder’s place in the team against Benfica was in doubt earlier this week, but injuries seem set to give him the chance not only to play, but to captain the side.
Chelsea are looking to become the first team to win the Champions League and Europa League in that order.
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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.