Big injury update for Chelsea
Injury updates on Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen have been reported ahead of the clash with Newcastle.
Chelsea have struggled with numerous injury problems so far this season.
Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Antonio Rüdiger and Ruben Loftus Cheek have all struggled with long-term injury recently.
Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante has been in and out the team so far this campaign due to a couple of problems.
There’s also been other small injuries, such as ones involving Andreas Christensen and Mateo Kovacic.
Now, ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle, there’s been an injury update.
Kante, Christensen & Emerson out of Newcastle clash
According to Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard, Christensen and Kante are doubts while there’s hopes Kovacic will be okay to face Newcastle.
Starting with Christensen, Johnson claims after a scan on his hamstring injury, the defender is unlikely to feature.
N’Golo Kante is also a doubt for the game, which will be a huge blow for Chelsea.
#Christensen has had a scan on a hamstring injury and is unlikely to feature. #Kante is doubtful too – has minor groin problem. #Kovacic suffered minor leg injury playing for Croatia but hope is he will be okay. #Emerson set to return for #cfc against Ajax next week.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) October 16, 2019
In relation to Mateo Kovacic, ‘hope is he will be okay’ for the clash with Newcastle, having picked up a minor leg injury on international duty.
His Croatia side beat Hungary and drew with Wales during the break.
Lastly, Emerson Palmieri will not return against Newcastle this weekend.
However, he is set to return from injury when Chelsea face off against Ajax in the Champions League.
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