CALLUM WILSON, Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie all have a chance of being available for Newcastle United’s lunchtime home game with Chelsea tomorrow.

The trio have been struggling with injury issues in the last fortnight, with Wilson having injured his hamstring in the 2-0 defeat at Southampton that preceded the international break and both Shelvey and Ritchie having been forced to sit out the trip to St Mary’s.

However, all three have been involved in training in the last couple of days, and while Ryan Fraser will not be available for the game with Chelsea, Wilson, Shelvey and Ritchie are all in contention to make the squad.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “Ryan won’t make it unfortunately, but Callum has got a chance. Obviously, we’re going to make sure that if there’s any risk whatsoever, then he won’t play. But he has trained the last two days and was very comfortable yesterday.

“We’ll see how he is today, but he wants to play. We just need to make sure that if there’s any risk, we make sure he’s 100 per cent right. The big problem for us all is the injuries, but thankfully we’re getting a few back.

“It might be a little bit early for Jonjo, but he’s trained. Matt Ritchie is another one who has trained for two or three days, so that’s good news for us all. They’re in and around the group again, and hopefully available for selection.”