Newcastle United injury news ahead of Chelsea fixture as 11 out as things stand
Newcastle United have a litany of injuries and suspensions on their hands ahead of the international break and their game against Chelsea.
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It is no secret Newcastle United have an injury crisis on their hands. Last time out, their depleted squad was comfortably dispatched by relegation-threatened Bournemouth, who beat them by a score of 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium.
As things stand, the Toon have 11 players who are either out with injury, suspended or are doubtful for the game against the Blues on Saturday, November 25.
Chelsea have their own injury problems - key players such as Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku and Carney Chukwuemeka are all out of action as things stand.
Who is currently injured for Newcastle?
As previously mentioned, Newcastle have 12 players who are either out or doubtful right now. Sandro Tonali was recently suspended after breaking betting regulations - he won't be available for selection until next season. Bruno Guimaraes is also suspended after picking up five yellow cards, but he will be able to return against Chelsea.
Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak are both injury doubts - however, they are expected to return to action when they take on the Blues. The rest will be out for a longer period of time than this. Miguel Almiron, Javier Manquillo and Matt Targett are out for an indeterminate amount of time with various injuries.
Sven Botman, one of Newcastle's key defenders, is set for a return in mid-December - meanwhile, Elliot Anderson is also expected to be back from his lower back injury towards the end of that month.
Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes and Dan Burn should all be ready to play again in January - in particular, Barnes has been out of action for several months now.
As such, Almiron, Manquillo, Targett, Botman, Anderson, Murphy, Barnes and Burn are all thought to be unavailable for the game against Chelsea - the international break has come at a convenient time for the Toon, but their squad will still be riddled with injuries in two weeks' time.