Frank Lampard confirms double Chelsea blow ahead of Newcastle trip

Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva not available for contention this weekend.

Kai Havertz returns to action after his period of self-isolation but two important players will miss the weekend trip at Newcastle United.

Frank Lampard confirmed that Chelsea will be without Thiago Silva who played both games for Brazil during the international break and won’t feature in the weekend squad.


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Christian Pulisic is also confirmed to miss this crucial tie.

“Pulisic is not fit for Newcastle but has stepped up his training,” Lampard said.

“Havertz is back, isolation is over and tested negative so trained two days ago to get individually his fitness back.

“Silva has just landed, he probably won’t go to Newcastle because of the journey.

“Still waiting on some covid testing.

“Unfortunately some are arriving back this afternoon, so with the 12.30pm kick-off it brings a lot of challenges.”

Ben Chilwell who picked up a back injury on England duty is expected to kick off this weekend.

“I haven’t seen him yet,” he said.

“I am positive that he will be OK but I’ll have to see later today.”


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