He replaces Kalidou Koulibaly, who’s dropped to the bench for a must-win London derby showdown within the Premier League.
Conor Gallagher, Jorginho and Carney Chukwuemeka all are available to start out in midfield, with Denis Zakaria out and the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta dropping to the bench.
There may be nonetheless no place for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up entrance regardless of the suspension of Joao Felix following the crimson card on his debut a Fulham, with Hakim Ziyech in alongside Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on the market for a supporting position off the bench at this time after he stepped up his restoration from a long-term ankle damage by becoming a member of in first-team coaching earlier this week, with imminent new £89million signing Mykhaylo Mudryk set to observe the sport from the stands after his medical. A debut for him may loom at Liverpool subsequent weekend.
Ben Chilwell is known to be subsequent in line for a return for Chelsea, whereas the likes of Reece James, Edouard Mendy, Raheem Sterling and Wesley Fofana are all dealing with a couple of extra weeks earlier than they’ll make their respective comebacks. N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja full a prolonged damage record.
Chelsea beginning XI: Kepa, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Corridor, Gallagher, Jorginho, Chukwuemeka, Ziyech, Havertz, Mount
Subs: Kovacic, Aubameyang, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Koulibaly, D Fofana, Azpilicueta, Cucurella, Humphreys