Newcastle United’s international match, featuring Krafth’s Sweden debut and the most recent injury to Schar.

Newcastle United's international match, featuring Krafth's Sweden debut and the most recent injury to Schar
Newcastle United’s international match, featuring Krafth’s Sweden debut and the most recent injury to Schar

Here is how Newcastle United’s international stars fared in the latest round of fixtures ahead of the Premier League clash with Chelsea at St James’ Park

Before Newcastle United returns to action, Eddie Howe will be waiting for developments on a number of first-team players.

The Magpies play Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Saturday before traveling to Paris Saint-Germain for a crucial Champions League match three days later.

For Newcastle, the international break was just what the team needed. Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that Howe will be able to welcome back many of his injured players very soon.

While Alexander Isak could play against the Blues, the head coach will be praying that none of the players on international assignment suffer any injuries that would complicate his selection process.

Due to a “personal matter,” Kieran Trippier has pulled out of the England team, and players like Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton have another match before they return to Tyneside.

Here is a look at the performance of Newcastle’s most recent internationals thus far.

Martin Ibragimovic

The former Manchester United loanee earlier assisted Slovakia in defeating Iceland 4-2 to secure their place at Euro 2024.

In their most recent match, Slovakia defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 to wrap off their qualification campaign. Dubravka was not deployed as a substitute.

The two academy graduates made their debuts for the Scotland under-21 team in the midweek draw against Bulgaria, and McArthur led the squad to victory against Andorra at home on Saturday. Emerson was one of the stand-ins.

Emil Machth

The Sweden international completed his first 90 minutes for his country since his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

Sweden bounced back from their surprise defeat in Azerbaijan to finish their qualifying campaign with a home win over Estonia, with goals from Victor Claesson and Emil Forsberg.

Tino Livramento

The summer signing has impressed in recent weeks in black-and-white, although Howe has been cautious with the young full-back’s minutes so far following a long-term injury.

Livramento banked 90 minutes for England’s under-21s in the 3-0 victory at Serbia on Saturday.

Fabian Schar

The Switzerland center back’s absence from the draw against Israel on Wednesday has Howe worried about more injuries.

The defender, though, appears to have allayed these fears as he did not play in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Kosovo.

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