Why Kieran Trippier has withdrawn from England squad ahead of Newcastle United v Chelsea
Newcastle United star Kieran Trippier has left the England squad.
The 33-year-old played a full 90 minutes as the Three Lions beat Malta 3-0 at Wembley on Friday. Trippier was due to fly to South East Europe with his international teammates on Sunday afternoon but has left the camp due to a "personal matter".
A Newcastle United statement confirmed: "Newcastle United can confirm that Kieran Trippier has returned home from the England squad due to a personal matter.
"Kieran played 90 minutes as the Three Lions defeated Malta 2-0 in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier at Wembley on Friday but will miss Monday's trip to North Macedonia."
England later tweeted: "22 players are out for today's session at @SpursOfficial's training ground ahead of our final #EURO2024 qualifier. "@trippier2 has departed the #ThreeLions camp, owing to a personal matter and will not travel to North Macedonia."
As it stands, Eddie Howe is definitely without 10 senior players; Sandro Tonali (banned), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Dan Burn (back), Elliot Anderson (back), Sven Botman (knee), Harvey Barnes (toe), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Lewis Hall (ineligible), Matt Targett (hamstring) and Javier Manquillo (groin).