Injury doubts for Chelsea as Billy Gilmour remains on standby

Chelsea have a number of injury doubts for Saturdays Premier League match against Newcastle, including a couple of key midfielders.

Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante are both doubts for the match and will likely undergo late fitness tests to decide their involvements in the match.

Both injuries are only minor though, according to Simon Johnson of The Athletic.

Johnson also states that defender Andreas Christensen is unlikely to feature, and Antonio Rudiger is not yet match fit and needs more development matches before returning to the first team fold.

If neither Kante or Kovacic make the squad, then Scotland under-21 international Billy Gilmour is in line for another call up to the first team and depending on how Frank Lampard wants to line up, might even be handed a start.

The 18-year old is the only other midfielder suited to playing in that deeper role should Lampard wish to use that formation.

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