Thiago Silva will miss the Newcastle clash at Stamford Bridge, The 36-year-old is struggling with a thigh
injury picked up against Tottenham and he has since missed the last two games.
But Silva is hoped to return against Southampton next Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Thiago Silva will miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash with
Newcastle but Timo Werner should return and there’s a chance Kai Havertz could feature at Stamford Bridge.
All three players were absent at Barnsley last night as Tammy Abraham converted Chelsea’s only effort on target
to set up an FA Cup quarter-final home tie with Sheffield United.
Chelsea have had a prolonged period of playing a game every three days due to their participation in the FA Cup
and an increasingly congested Premier League fixture list.
It has led to several small injury concerns in Tuchel’s short time at the club and he issued an update, including
one on £70 million ($97m) signing Havertz, who hasn’t played in Chelsea’s last four games.
Werner, who missed out against Barnsley, looks to have recovered from his thigh injury and Tuchel refused
to rule out the possibility of Havertz facing Newcastle following a knock.
The former Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder has missed Chelsea’s last three games in all competitions
and will no doubt be desperate to return after an underwhelming start to his time in England.
Fellow summer arrival, Silva, will have to wait to play a part again due to a muscular issue,
with Tuchel earmarking Chelsea’s trip to Southampton as a possible comeback date for the veteran Brazilian.