The variety of absentees within the first-team squad is now as much as 12 gamers for the upcoming London derby at Stamford Bridge, with loanee Felix suspended for 3 video games and Zakaria struggling quadricep harm.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek could also be obtainable for a supporting position on the bench after he stepped up his restoration from a long-term ankle damage by becoming a member of first-team coaching.
Ben Chilwell is known to be subsequent in line for a return for the Blues, whereas the likes of Reece James, Edouard Mendy, Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana are all dealing with just a few extra weeks earlier than they’ll make their comebacks.
Regardless of defeat in midweek, Potter’s aspect carried out properly whereas taking part in three on the again and he may choose for a similar system once more. Marc Cucurella can be drafted in at left centre-half to permit Lewis Corridor to proceed at wing-back after a optimistic show at Craven cottage.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is prone to begin his first Chelsea match since October.
Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cucurella; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Corridor; Havertz, Aubameyang, Mount.
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