Photos: Chelsea players train for Newcastle with limited time to prepare

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Chelsea players have since resumed training after playing their last international games of the year.

Apart from the likes of Fikayo Tomori, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta who weren’t called for international duty, the bulk of Lampard’s squad were out playing for their country, and have now returned to continue their club duties.

See photos of the players in training

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Meanwhile, Lampard has revealed that Thiago Silva will be rested for the Newcastle clash, with Christian Pulisic yet to fully recover and Kai Havertz short of match fitness upon his recovery from coronavirus.

“Christian Pulisic is not fit for Newcastle but he’s stepped up his training slowly,” Lampard told the media via video link from Cobham.

“It’s been quite a problematic injury so we’ll stay cautious.

“Kai Havertz is back. His isolation is over and he tested negative two days ago so he’s just started training on his own to get some of his fitness back after two weeks at home.

“Thiago Silva has just landed and messaged me this afternoon so he probably won’t be going to Newcastle because of the length of his journey and timings.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea have an early lunchtime kick-off against Newcastle on Saturday, and Lampard isn’t happy about it.

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