Miguel Almiron makes surprise Paraguay decision which makes him a doubt for Newcastle United clash v Chelsea

Newcastle United forward Miguel Almiron made the surprise call to remain with his international side Paraguay despite being banned for last night’s clash with Bolivia.
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According to reports the Magpies were expecting their man to fly back to the UK early after picking up a suspension – but the player chose to remain and due to the long-haul travel remains a doubt for Saturday’s 12.30pm kick-off against Chelsea.

United are sweating on the fitness of frontman Callum Wilson, who injured his hamstring last time out against Southampton.