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Pulisic, Werner, Kovacic – Latest Chelsea injury news and return dates ahead of Newcastle clash

Chelsea’s fine form continued at the weekend as they beat Sheffield United 4-1 to make it four wins in a row in all competitions.

Goals from Ben Chilwell, Tammy Abraham, Thiago Silva, Timo Werner sent the Blades towards their eighth defeat in nine.

The international break has now arrived, and Frank Lampard’s side travel to Newcastle United in a fortnight.

But, who will be fit ahead of the game at St James’ Park? Here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news.

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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 and to miss the 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 before the Sheffield United clash.

Christian Pulisic started against Manchester United
(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“He’s not training at the moment.

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 last week. “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 fine. I spoke to him…

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