The countdown is now on to the return of Premier League football following the weekend’s international fixtures.
Chelsea, like many other clubs, have a plethora of players out on international duty so will be hoping all return with a clean bill of health.
However, there are a number who have remained at Cobham for training, or to rest up as Frank Lampard gets to work on his preparations for Newcastle United this weekend.
The Blues make the long trip to the north east for the Saturday lunchtime game at St James’ Park.
Prior to that, here is a round-up of the latest Chelsea injury news ahead of the game.
The defender went off injured while playing for England against Belgium in Leuven on Sunday night.
Chilwell had to limp off in the 38th minute of the Nations League game with what appeared to be a back injury.
Chelsea will be hoping it was merely a precaution as they look to have him back available as soon as possible.
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The 23-year-old has been one of the buys of the season and nailed down the left-back position at Stamford Bridge.
He will undergo various tests on Monday before an assessment is made on when he could be back in action.
Thiago Silva has impressed since moving to Stamford Bridge. (Photo by Visionhaus)
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.