Chelsea suffer major injury scare ahead of Newcastle United trip
Frank Lampard’s Blues travel to St James’s Park on Saturday as the Premier League kicks back into action – but the former England midfielder could well be without one of his key defenders on Tyneside.
Summer signing Ben Chilwell limped out of England’s 2-0 Nations League loss in Belgium on Sunday evening, making him a doubt for the United clash this weekend.
Speaking about the injury, which forced the 23-year-old off after just 38 minutes, England boss Gareth Southgate said: “He had some sort of issue with his back that he was complaining about and he didn’t feel he could carry on.
"Outside of that I can’t give you any detail at the moment.”
Chelsea are however set to welcome back Kai Havertz after his coronavirus isolation, while Christian Pulisic is said to be touch and go.