Steve Bruce says Newcastle United defender 'not quite right'

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

Lampard and his men are now occupying fifth position on the Premier League table with 15 points after eight games played.

Lampard has yet to see several players returning from global duty and with the shortest recovery time possible before travelling to the north-east for the first Premier League game of the weekend.

Frank Lampard's side had gathered momentum before the global break and will be hoping to get going where they left off. Game time is 7:30 AM ET, with Peacock providing the live television coverage in the U.S.

Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey have both returned to training, but Saturday's game could be too soon for the latter and he has been ruled out of playing.

While Chelsea FC were in cruise control for most of the Premier League clash, Wright was particularly impressed with Ziyech's display. But he has trained the last two days. "We have to make sure he's 100 per cent, because the big problem for us all is the injuries - thankfully we're getting a few back, but it's been a concern for all of us managers".

"I don't want anyone to cry their eyes out for players but everywhere else has five substitutes, we have to revisit this". Everything about how he prepares is ideal so we need to find the right balance between playing, resting and maintenance during the week to get the best out of him.

Chelsea head to the match following a 4-1 victory against Sheffield United earlier this; month before the global break.

The Blues, however, will be without American winger Christian Pulisic and Brazilian veteran defender Thiago Silva.

With a number of Chelsea players returning from worldwide duty needing to pass coronavirus tests to be eligible to play, Lampard felt the fixture should have been rearranged.

On the other hand, Chelsea have won four in a row across all competitions by a combined score of 14 goals to one whereas Steve Bruce's home side have won once in as many games, albeit that was in their last home match against Everton. I want us to play to our best but it is very hard circumstances. Fourth official: Robert Jones.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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