Newcastle United play Chelsea next weekend with a rare clean bill of health.

Allan Saint-Maximin's return against Manchester United was a timely fillip while Andy Carroll has now made three substitute appearances. They will be hoping for no fresh injury problems to emerge from the rest of the internationals.

Here's the very latest on the injury situation.

Florian Lejeune

Lejeune could travel with the squad to Chelsea after training with the rest of the team during the international break.

The centre-back has impressed coaches with his comeback from a knee injury.

Florian Lejeune runs to the ball during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre
Florian Lejeune runs to the ball during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre

Matt Ritchie

Ritchie is United's only major injury worry now - but his return, which was originally slated for the start of October, is now on track to be the end of the month.

The club released a statement last week on his fitness. It read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Matt Ritchie has undergone a minor ankle operation.

 

"The 30-year-old was injured after a challenge by Hamza Choudhury​ in August's Carabao Cup tie against Leicester City.

"Following the successful surgery, it is hoped that Ritchie will be able to resume full training shortly and could return to first team action towards the end of this month."

Suspended

Isaac Hayden : The midfielder has two more matches of a three game suspension to run. He will return for the West Ham game on November 2.