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Hughton will not burn Newcastle kids at Chelsea

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton is wary of burning his players in the Carling Cup at Chelsea.

They won the competition in 2007 and have a good enough squad to rest key players and still field 11 internationals.

"We are playing Chelsea away - it's a difficult game and I won't be taking it lightly," he said.

"Our approach will be guided by the weekend games and the injuries we might suffer, but I am very conscious of the fact we're playing Chelsea away.

"You can't take that sort of game lightly and we won't be doing that.

"I'm aware that we have a very tough game against Chelsea, but of course I know that we've got a tough game on Sunday as well so it's a balancing act.

"But no one will be going out against Chelsea who I don't think is ready for it."

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