Ziyech, Rudiger and Chilwell start – Predicted Chelsea Xl vs Newcastle

Chelsea are heading north to face Newcastle United in the early Premier League kick off tomorrow lunch time, and Frank Lampard will be holding his breath on some last minute inclusions.

A number of Lampard’s players had not trained yesterday and the last we heard was that they were waiting on Covid-19 testing after arriving back from international duty.

There are concerns over Timo Werner after he has yet to be spotted in any new training images, and Kai Havertz may or may not be available after being in isolation for the last two weeks.

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Predicting a starting line up due to this is very difficult, but I am going to go with the hope that Werner is fine and perhaps maybe his covid test just took longer to come back or something, but the signs at the moment are not ideal.

*UPDATETimo Werner has since been seen training today and is all good and well!

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Thiago Silva has been ruled out due to long-distance traveling, so Antonio Rudiger is likely to get the nod alongside Kurt Zouma.

Predicted Xl to face Newcastle:

(4-3-3): Mendy, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Chilwell. Kante, Kovacic, Mount. Ziyech, Werner, Abraham.