It’s the international break and Premier League managers and fans are holding their breath in the hope that their players return with a clean bill of health.
For Chelsea, like many other clubs, they have a plethora of players out on international duty this week.
But there are also a number of players who have remained at Cobham for training, or to rest up with niggly injuries, with head coach Frank Lampard getting to work on how he wants to play when the Blues return to action against Newcastle United next weekend.
Here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news ahead of their trip to Newcastle on November 21.
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The veteran defender has admitted that he has been suffering a “terrible headache” in his last two Chelsea games.
“After my last two games, I’ve had a terrible headache because there are non-stop aerial duels and a very high pace of play,” the 36-year-old told reporters in his press conference for the Brazil national team (via the Independent).
“We have to constantly reinvent ourselves. You lose players because of Covid-19 infections or there are others who get injured because we’re playing a lot of games.
“We’re not machines. We have seen recent studies showing that it is more likely that we are going to get injured after having played every three days four or five times.
“It is very worrying for us.”
He should be fit to play for Chelsea against Newcastle, however.
USA head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed that Pulisic had returned to Chelsea to continue his recovery from a hamstring injury.
The 22-year-old picked up a slight hamstring problem during the warm-up at Burnley at the end of last month and hasn’t featured for the Blues since.
Pulisic had linked up with the USA squad for upcoming friendly…