Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic: Chelsea injury updates after Sheffield United victory

Chelsea made it four wins on the bounce in all competitions on Saturday evening as they defeated Sheffield United at the Bridge.

Frank Lampard’s side were in fine form, especially during the second half when Hakim Ziyech turned on the class.

Thiago Silva got his first Chelsea goal late on too with Timo Werner chipping in with a late, maybe fortunate, fourth.

But not before Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell got themselves on the score sheet to send the Blades towards their eighth defeat in nine.

Here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news after that win.

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Christian Pulisic

Pulisic could return following the international break, after being ruled out with a hamstring problem in Chelsea’s recent outings.

The USA international failed to recover from the injury that forced him to pull out of the starting line-up against Burnley last weekend and missed games against Rennes and Sheffield United.

“[Pulisic] Not fit to play, still suffering with his hamstring,” Lampard told reporters in his pre-match press conference.

“He’s not training at the moment. Kepa [Arrizabalaga] is recovered. Slight bit of pain but in the squad tomorrow.”

On Pulisic, Lampard added: “He trained at a low level in midweek and wasn’t comfortable. We have to keep looking for the right solution.”

Kai Havertz

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz will be back after the international break should he return a negative coronavirus test following his isolation period.

“It showed up in the UEFA testing on Monday,” Lampard said. “We retested yesterday when we found out. Clearly, everyone else in the squad is negative, so that is a good sign. I’ve spoken to Kai a couple of times since we found out.

“He’s at home, he’s isolating and he was very disappointed because he wants to play. He had some minor symptoms yesterday, his symptoms have escalated slightly today but he is…


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