Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is expected to be out for three weeks with an adductor injury he sustained in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Manager Frank Lampard confirmed it was a similar muscular problem to the one he picked up in the 2-1 win against Arsenal back in December.
Callum Hudson-Odoi remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. The 19-year-old was not in the squad for 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday and has not featured since the 2-2 draw against Leicester at the start of the month.
Christian Pulisic’s groin injury remains a concern for the Blues. The American international was expected to return after the winter break, but Lampard revealed last week that the winger still isn’t fit and there is no estimate on when he will return to training.
Marco van Ginkel is the only other player currently not available. The Dutchman has been out for more than eighteen months due to an ACL injury but he has been back on the training pitch and should be making good progress in his rehab.