Soccer-Chelsea’s Pulisic back in training ahead of Newcastle trip

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– Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has returned to training ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United, the London club said on Thursday.

Pulisic suffered an ankle injury while playing for the United States during the international break last month and the 23-year-old has not featured for Chelsea since their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in their league opener on Aug. 14.

Defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante and defenders Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta, who all missed Wednesday’s League Cup win over Southampton, also returned to training.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League with 22 points from nine matches, one point ahead of Liverpool.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)