Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United was compounded by injuries to N’Golo Kante and Andreas Christensen. The Frenchman could be out for a few weeks with an adductor injury, while the Dane suffered a broken nose.
With Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Tammy Abraham (ankle) and Christian Pulisic (groin) also having missed out on Monday, there are doubts over who will be available to start against Tottenham this weekend.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles) is said to be closing in on a first-team return but Saturday’s game has likely come too soon for him, while Marco van Ginkel continues his long recovery from a knee injury.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has his own injury crisis to deal with. He has suggested this week that Son Heung-Min could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a fractured arm.
With Harry Kane (hamstring) already sidelined, Spurs will go into the derby at Stamford Bridge without a recognised striker. Moussa Sissoko (knee) and Juan Foyth (groin) are also unavailable.
At the bookmakers, Chelsea are the favourites with Betway pricing them at 4/5 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with 888 Sport, while a Spurs victory is 18/5 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 2-2