Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been given the list of injuries ahead of their game against Newcastle United this Saturday.
The Chelsea boss was worried after news of his players had incurred some fitness issues during the international break.
France international, N’Golo Kante had to withdraw from the national team after suffering from an injury which he picked up while warming up against Iceland. Kante did not play against Turkey which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Mateo Kovacic was also seen limping off the field when Croatia drew Wales, while Andreas Christensen hurt himself with a hamstring injury while playing for Denmark. Denmark won 1-0 over Switzerland.
However, it is not bad news for Lampard as some of his players are set to go back to Stamford Bridge fit.
Emerson Palmieri is set to make his first appearance for the Blues after he suffered from a hamstring injury. The Italian international picked up the injury last month when they lost to Liverpool 2-1. Palmieri returned to Cobham on Wednesday giving the Chelsea manager a sigh of relief ahead of their game against Newcastle and with Ajax and Manchester United on the horizon.
Lampard was optimistic when he said that the Italian will be back after the international break. He announced this ahead of the 2-0 win against Brighton.
“Emerson is going to be the other side of the international break with the hamstring injury,” the Blues manager said.
However, Palmieri’s fitness does not mean he can immediately play as Marcos Alonso displayed amazing performance during his absence. It was during these times that the Blues won their four matches wherein the Spanish left-back started.
Jorginho was also rested by Italy as the Azzurris beat Liechtenstein. The Italian manager, Roberto Mancini allowed Jorginho to recover fully rather than aggravate his condition. And with the rest he was given, Jorginho might be able to play against Newcastle this weekend.
Moreover, Callum Hudson-Odoi is also doing well and had played great games with England’s Under 21. According to the Young Lions boss, Aidy Boothroyd, Hudson-Odoi is like someone who is in a hurry to return to the Three Lions.