Mason Mount: Thomas Tuchel confirms illness ruled out Chelsea midfielder from Newcastle shock
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Mount’s potential absence had not been discussed in preparation for the weekend.
“He should have started but he fell ill overnight so we sent him home to London so we could take better care of him and he could recover better,” Tuchel told the 5th app. Chelsea stand before the match at Tyneside.
The Blues will also likely be without forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner until after the international break, although Christian Pulisic has made a timely return to training at Cobham this week and the likes of Andreas Christensen (dent), the captain. Cesar Azpilicueta (shoulder) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (hip) are also in good shape.
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