Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Newcastle United

Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Newcastle United

Chelsea will be bidding to bounce back from successive Premier League defeats when they travel to an in-form Newcastle United side on Saturday night.

 

The Blues have lost their last two league games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal, which has seen them drop into seventh position in the table.

 

Graham Potter’s side have not won in the league since the middle of October against Aston Villa, while they will enter this match off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their clash with Newcastle, who sit in third position in the table.

Ben Chilwell

Status: Out

Type of injury: Hamstring

Possible return date: Unknown

 

Ben Chilwell was forced off against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League last week due to a hamstring problem, which has ruled him out for England at the 2022 World Cup.

N’Golo Kante

Status: Out

Type of injury: Hamstring

Possible return date: Unknown

 

N’Golo Kante will also miss the World Cup after recently undergoing thigh surgery, and he will not be available for selection for his club until the early stages of 2023

Wesley Fofana

Status: Out

Type of injury: Knee

Possible return date: Unknown

 

Wesley Fofana remains out with the serious knee injury that he suffered against AC Milan in the Champions League, and he will also not be back for the Blues until January at the earliest.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Status: Out

Type of injury: Foot

Possible return date: Unknown

 

Kepa Arrizabalaga suffered a foot injury in the recent defeat to Brighton, and Potter is not expecting to have him available for this weekend’s contest at St James’ Park.

Reece James

Status: Out

Type of injury: Knee

Possible return date: December 27 (vs. Bournemouth)

 

Reece James has not made the England squad for the World Cup due to a knee injury, and he will instead now be focusing on making a return for Chelsea after the winter break.

Carney Chukwuemeka

Status: Major doubt

Type of injury: Hamstring

Possible return date: November 12 (vs. Newcastle)

 

Carney Chukwuemeka was again missing against Man City in the EFL Cup due to a hamstring issue, but the summer arrival has a chance of being back in the squad for this match.

Jorginho

Status: Minor doubt

Type of injury: Foot

Possible return date: November 12 (vs. Newcastle)

 

Jorginho was missing against Man City on Wednesday night due to a minor foot injury, but he is expected to be back in the squad for this weekend’s contest.

CHELSEA’S SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for this match.

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