On Sunday, Newcastle face arguably their stiffest test of the season so far (no doubt Spurs fans will disagree) as Chelsea head to the North East looking to make it three wins from three.
Although the bookmakers may make the Londoners favourite for the match, there is hope for the Toon army as the Magpies have proven they can hold their own in the past.
So, how do the two sides compare in the record books and can Newcastle cause something of a minor shock?
The pair earned themselves three-points a piece against one another last season across two entertaining encounters.
It was home glory for both sides as Chelsea took the spoils at Stamford Bridge in a 3-1 victory in December thanks to a brace from Eden Hazard and a Dwight Gayle consolation.
However, the tables were turned in the home leg as the Magpies ended the season in style thumping the Blues 3-0 in May thanks to a memorable Ayoze Perez brace.
The two sides also met in the FA Cup fourth round in January in a game Michy Batshuayi showed his potential for Chelsea with two of the Blues three goals.
Head to Head
Newcastle won the first ever meeting between the pair in 1907 in a 1-0 victory at St James Park in which Ronald Orr scored the only goal.
However, since then, it is the Blues who hold the advantage through the course of time having beaten the Magpies a total of 71 times across all competitions.
It is not all bad though as Newcastle have claimed 53 wins with a total of 39 draws between the pair in all competitions.
There is one issue however, the Magpies have only beaten their opponents once in the last six meetings with Chelsea winning four.
A narrow loss to Tottenham on the opening day left plenty of positives for Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez to take away as they ran one of the pre-season title contenders close.
This was backed up by a 0-0 draw away at Cardiff which may feel like something of a missed opportunity to leave the Magpies 12th in the table on one point.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has gotten off to the best possible start recording back to back wins.
The Blues looked composed and in control in an easy 3-0 away win at Huddersfield whilst Arsenal proved a sterner test at the weekend but Sarri’s men still came through with a 3-2 home win to leave them second in the table.
Chelsea head into the game as favourites for the match but proved against Arsenal that they are prone to periods of switching off.
This is something the Magpies must take advantage of if they are to have any hope of snatching at least another creditable result against the Blues.