The teenager has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been left on the bench as Chelsea host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi started both of the Blues’ last two games, but will settle for a place on the bench with Premier League action returning.
Elsewhere, Kepa continues in goal, with a familiar spine of Antonio Rüdiger, David Luiz and Jorginho.
Mateo Kovačić replaces Ross Barkley.
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Newcastle have also selected a strong line-up with Florian Lejeune partnering Jamaal Lascelles in defence.
Ayoze Pérez and Christian Atsu flank Salomon Rondón up front, with Sean Longstaff also brought into the side.