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Breaking: Chelsea Superstar Suffered Injury Problem Ahead Of Newcastle Match

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Mateo Kovačić had suffered hamstring problem and could miss this weekend clash against Newcastle United at St. James Park.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been in excellent form since start of the season, scoring one goal and registering five assists in nine Premier League appearances.

Kovacic, who has been started eight of those games, suffered hamstring injury in training and could be out of the action until after the November international break.

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‘We had very sad news on Thursday. He injured himself in the last minute of training,’ Tuchel told reporters ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Newcastle on Saturday.

‘He suffered a hamstring injury and will be out for some weeks actually, next week for sure and then comes the international break.

‘Hopefully after the international break he will be back. He was doing a little bit too much in training so it’s my fault a little bit.’

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There was better news for Chelsea with Andreas Christensen N’Golo Kante and Cesar Azpilicueta back in training after missing the midweek Carabao Cup victory over Southampton, but Lukaku, Werner and Christian Pulisic are still unavailable.

Mateo Kovačić for Chelsea in the Premier League this season:

◉ Most chances created
◉ Most final ⅓ recoveries
◉ Most final ⅓ passes
◉ Most through balls
◉ Most duels won
◉ Most take-ons
◉ Most touches
◉ Most tackles
◉ Most assists
◉ Most passes

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