Mourinho has had a troubled start to the new season, with relations with defender Sergio Ramos particularly strained, as well as those with others including Mesut Ozil.
“Now is not the time for dramas if a certain player is left on the bench,” he said.
“I am paid to pick the team. Some players don’t make the first team and that is the end of it. I pick the team on form.”
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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.