Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham return to club football after subdued individual showings with the Three Lions against Czech Republic and Bulgaria and both would be keen to keep up the good form that earned them the England call up in the first place.
At club level, both Nigeria-born English stars have been impeccable as red hot Chelsea look to extend their winning streak in all competitions to five games when they host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Frank Lampard’s men have put in a string of fine performances in the weeks leading up to international break, hitting 15 goals in total across their sequence of four successive victories.
After a rough start to the campaign, the Blues have become one of the most entertaining teams in the country, scoring goals for fun upfront and finding it difficult to keep things tight at the other end. In the twelve competitive matches Chelsea have contested since the summer, the Blues managed to secure just a single clean sheet in a 2-0 win against Brighton last month.
Things could get cagey though as a limited Newcastle visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Newcastle came back from a 5-0 lashing at Leicester City to claim a hard-fought 1-0 win over Man United before the international hiatus and will head to Chelsea with the aim of scrapping out another point from a top six side.
Newcastle scored both home and away against Chelsea in the 2018/19 Premier League season before going on to lose on each occasion.
Chelsea have defeated Newcastle in each of their last six Premier League home games, scoring 17 goals and conceding just three at the other end.
Chelsea have won their last 7 home matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Chelsea have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 7 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 home matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Chelsea’s last 6 games (Premier League).
Both teams have scored in 75% of the Blues competitive fixtures this term.
The Londoners’ Stamford Bridge record against Newcastle is excellent, and Chelsea were victors in each of their last six Premier League home games against Newcastle, scoring 17 goals and conceding just three at the other end. (Chelsea to win and over 1.5 goals)