MORNING, CHELSEA FANS!
Chelsea take on Newcastle at 12.30pm without Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva.
But boss Frank Lampard has been buoyed by Kai Havertz’s recovery from coronavirus.
Pulisic is back in training after a hamstring issue and could be fit to face Spurs next week.
The Blues will kick-off against the Toon today and both sides will get first use of Nike’s latest winter yellow ball.
Mason Mount has been warned he could miss out on Euro 2020 with England IF he loses his starting spot at Stamford Bridge.
Sky Sports’ Paul Merson said: “Southgate obviously loves Mount as well. But he’s not certain to go to the Euros either. If you lose your place at Chelsea, you’re not guaranteed to get it back.”
Forward Olivier Giroud is being linked with a January move after featuring for just 33 minutes in the Prem and his agent suggested it would be abroad.
Michael Manuello told Foot Mercato: The ideal [situation] would be for him to discover another culture, to have new horizons.
“He has a spirit of openness to go and live something else abroad.”
Young Scot Billy Gilmour is back playing but will be with the Under-23s as he continues his return to match fitness after a knee injury.