Huge Kieran Trippier blow as Newcastle star leaves England camp days to pivotal Chelsea game
Newcastle United have as many as 10 first-team players either out injured or suspended ahead of the game against Chelsea
A Newcastle United statement confirmed: "Newcastle United can confirm that Kieran Trippier has returned home from the England squad due to a personal matter."
The Blues went into the international break buzzing after beating Tottenham, ending their unbeaten start to the league season and coming back three times to earn a point against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Ironically, it was Trippier who confronted the Newcastle fans who were visibly upset with the performance with a defence of the number of injuries they have at the moment.
Chelsea might be boosted for the game with the news that summer signing Christopher Nkunku is working hard and determined to return in what will be his debut for the club if he makes the team this weekend.
Another player eyeing a return will be Romeo Lavia who turned down the chance to sign for Liverpool and instead, headed to west London to join Mauricio Pochettino's army.