Epl is back and here is the Chelsea team news and updates against Newcastle.
Havertz has returned to individual training following his self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 and Pulisic is back on the grass as well, although both are doubts to feature in our Saturday lunchtime trip to Newcastle United, as is Thiago Silva after a long trip back from South America.
The boss also gave his thoughts on Mason Mount’s impressive form on the international stage this week and the suggestion that the five substitutes rule could be reinstated in the Premier League, but he started with some early team news.
‘Christian Pulisic is not fit for Newcastle but he’s stepped up his training slowly,’ Lampard reported via video link from Cobham. ‘It’s been quite a problematic injury so we’ll stay cautious.
With Ben Chilwell, I haven’t seen him yet. He stayed with England and was on the bench last night. He’s been improving and getting fantastic care with England so I’m more positive he’ll be okay.
Billy Gilmour featured on Chelsea youth team action last night and expected to be available soon