The ahead on Wednesday joined from Atletico Madrid on mortgage for the rest of the season, and has educated together with his new team-mates at Cobham, however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is predicted to be handed a uncommon begin at Craven Cottage as an alternative.
With Christian Pulisic out for a “couple of months” and Raheem Sterling no nearer to returning, the out-of-form summer time addition ought to associate Kai Havertz in assault.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in coaching however nonetheless not match sufficient to play after his ankle harm, whereas Ben Chilwell is slowly edging nearer to a return from his hamstring difficulty.
Chelsea additionally stay with out N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and Armando Broja with a complete of 10 gamers out of their west London derby match.
James is again out working on grass and Kante is doing particular person coaching however they aren’t anticipated again this week with no exact timeframe given for his or her respective recoveries.
Nevertheless, Aubameyang returned from a again harm that saved him out of the 4-0 FA Cup third-round defeat to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday and might be drafted in for his first begin because the World Cup. Felix can be hoping for his first minutes off the bench, ought to the Premier League affirm his eligibility for the sport.
The Blues will possible choose an skilled aspect this night after profitable simply one among their final eight Premier League matches. The Blues are in tenth, 10 factors off the highest 4 locations to qualify for the Champions League and three factors behind their west London rivals within the Premier League desk.
Predicted Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Kovacic, Mount, Jorginho; Ziyech, Aubameyang, Havertz.