Chelsea are set to be without Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva for this weekend’s trip to Newcastle. Frank Lampard’s side are looking to continue their fine form from before the international break, after finally finding their mojo following the arrival of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Like many other sides, Chelsea have their fair share of problems due to the unique nature of this season’s hectic schedule.
Thankfully for Lampard, he has one of the strongest squad in the Premier League and he will need to put that to use ahead of the trip north to Tyneside.
According to The Athletic, attacking duo Pulisic and Havertz will stay behind this weekend as they prepare to return.
Pulisic has not featured since pulling out of the starting XI at Burnley, after picking up a hamstring problem in the warm-up.
Havertz has now been given the green light to return to training however, as a result of the virus his fitness levels have dropped.
For that reason, the former Bayer Leverkusen man is unlikely to feature and there will also be a third notable absentee.
Thiago Silva is not due to return to England until Thursday after playing in Brazil’s 2-0 win in Uruguay.
Lampard has already had to monitor his use of the 36-year-old veteran and he now looks unlikely to play against the Magpies.