Chelsea Confirm Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Newcastle Clash
Colwill was forced to withdraw from England’s international squad owing to a shoulder injury, which also kept him out of the 4-4 tie with Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Gusto was forced to withdraw from France’s Under 21 team due to a knee ailment, although Chelsea has stated that both players have recovered from their “minor injuries.”
The two defenders are anticipated to be available for selection when Mauricio Pochettino’s side face Newcastle at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.
Is any other Chelsea player back in full training?
Despite anticipation that Romeo Lavia (ankle) and Christopher Nkunku (knee) would be ready immediately following the international break, both are still recovering.
There is still a potential that one of the midfielders may be available for the weekend, but neither player will play a significant role against the Magpies.
Injury Updates on four additional Chelsea players
Trevoh Chalobah has endured another hurdle in his comeback from a hamstring injury. The defender has not played a single game this season and is expected to remain sidelined until at least February.
Ben Chilwell is currently recovering from his own hamstring issue. The left-back last featured in the Carabao Cup against Brighton in late September, and he was expected to be sidelined for two months. He might be back in contention in early December.
Carney Chukwuemeka, like Chalobah, experienced a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, and there is presently no timetable set for his return.
Meanwhile, Wesley Fofana is anticipated to be out for several months due to an ACL injury sustained in preseason.