Mauricio Pochettino confirms three key Chelsea stars could miss out vs Newcastle

Chelsea’s Premier League struggles continued last weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Brentford, leaving them 11th in the table.

The Blues will be hoping to bounce back in their next clash vs Newcastle on March 11. Back Chelsea to beat Newcastle at 17/20 with bet365.

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Chelsea injury blow

Ahead of the Newcastle clash, Chelsea have been handed some bad news on the injury front.

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Ben Chilwell is set to see a specialist for a knee problem, which is expected to rule him out for some time:

“We need to wait until he sees the specialist,” Pochettino stated. “I hope it’s not a big issue but I prefer to be cautious and wait.”

The Argentine also confirmed Levi Colwill is now on the injury list, while midfielder Conor Gallagher has not been training due to a virus - suggesting he is a doubt to face Newcastle:

“The same situation as last week,” Pochettino said when asked if any of Chelsea’s absent stars could return to face Newcastle.

“You all know now that we’ve added Levi Colwill and Chilwell to the list of injured players. Since Saturday, Gallagher has not been training because he’s got a virus. Let’s see if it’s possible for [Gallagher] to be available. We need to assess him.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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