Newcastle will be without at least TEN players when they take on Chelsea after the international break, with Lewis Hall also ruled out due to a clause in his loan deal.
With Dan Burn (back) and Matt Targett (hamstring) both ruled out until the New Year, Hall is our only fit recognised left-back, but the terms of his summer move from Chelsea mean he is not eligible to play, despite it being a loan-to-buy deal.
Elsewhere, we’ll also be without Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Elliot Anderson, Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo and Sandro Tonali, meaning one of Tino Livramento or Kieran Trippier will surely play down the left against the Blues.
Alexander Isak has been tipped to return after the international break and it remains to be seen if Miguel Almiron will recover from a hamstring injury in time, with The Telegraph revealing yesterday that he has an outside chance of making the game.
Howe said last week that Barnes is nearing a return, but he’s expected back in training once the break is over and won’t be ready to feature until December. We’ll also have to hope Fabian Schar comes back unscathed, as he’s due to sit out of Switzerland’s first game of the break with a ‘muscular problem.’
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Author : Andrew Reynolds
Publish date : 2023-11-16 13:50:07
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