Tuchel hopeful of having trio back for Newcastle test

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Tuchel might welcome back the trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Andreas Christensen when they take on Newcastle United this weekend.

The three were not part of the team when they took on Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night due to different reasons.

Azpilicueta missed the encounter with a shoulder injury while Loftus-Cheek had a hip complaint. Christensen was absent yesterday after a tooth surgery but is expected to be back in training on Thursday.

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“We hope Azpi is back for the weekend. He had a shoulder injury yesterday in training when he fell on it. It’s very painful but he’s Azpi and he’s a tough guy. Ruben felt after training some pain in his hip joint. Hopefully, we can handle it for Saturday.

“Andreas needed to recover from tooth surgery and he should be back in training on Thursday if there are no complications,” Tuchel said after the Southampton game.

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The Blues however are expected to be without the duo of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner who are out with different injuries with Tuchel in no rush to have them back in the team.

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