Newcastle United versus Chelsea’s match on Saturday afternoon is predicted to be a massively entertaining encounter.
If Chelsea’s final two Premier League matches are something to go by, then we’re set to have a goal-filled showdown between two massively gifted sides.
Nonetheless, there are 21 – sure, twenty-one – gamers that would miss out of the Premier League conflict at St James’ Park on the weekend.
13 of these come from Newcastle, whereas Chelsea have eight gamers who’re unsure forward of the sport.
For the hosts on Tyneside, there are 13 gamers carrying an harm. Jacob Murphy is dominated out till subsequent 12 months with a shoulder drawback and likewise Dan Burn won’t play once more in 2023 due to a decrease again harm.
Callum Wilson is predicted to be out till subsequent month due to a hamstring harm, whereas Elliot Anderson (decrease again), Matt Targett (thigh), Javier Manquillo (groin) and Sven Botman (knee) are additionally set to be sidelined for this weekend’s match.
Harvey Barnes is fighting a foot harm and is predicted to overlook out as soon as once more. The likes of Miguel Almiron, Fabian Schar and Alexander Isak are in competition to return however we await to listen to Howe’s remaining evaluation.
And Lewis Corridor will be unable to play. Corridor signed for Newcastle on mortgage, with an obligation to make the deal everlasting, from Chelsea in the summertime so the 19-year-old won’t be eligible to face his father or mother membership.
In the meantime, Sandro Tonali was lately given a 10-month ban, so he’s not obtainable to characteristic. And for Chelsea, whereas it isn’t as unhealthy, it’s nonetheless a prolonged harm checklist for Mauricio Pochettino to take care of.
Lengthy-term absentees embrace Wesley Fofana (knee), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh) and Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), who’re all undoubtedly going to be lacking from Saturday’s recreation.
Christopher Nkunku (knee) and Romeo Lavia (ankle) are nearer to returning, however the membership revealed they have been each nonetheless present process their rehabilitation programmes earlier within the week, so the chance of the duo being concerned on the weekend is low.
Levi Colwill was absent in opposition to Manchester Metropolis earlier than the two-week worldwide break with a shoulder drawback and consequently withdrew from the England squad. The defender, although, was pictured out on the grass at Cobham with the remainder of the squad, so he’s progressing nicely.
Likewise, Malo Gusto was compelled to withdraw from the France Beneath-21s squad due to a knee harm. However the Frenchman was additionally out on the grass at Chelsea’s coaching advanced, so it appears to be like like he might be concerned in some respect at St. James’ Park.