Mateo Kovacic is Thomas Tuchel's go-to man in central midfield, with the Croatian's dribbling ability a huge part of his appeal.
Kai Havertz has found life tough at Chelsea in recent months, but Thomas Tuchel insists fans should be patient with the 21-year-old.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was one of the few Chelsea youngsters Frank Lampard did not seem to trust but he impressed for new boss Thomas Tuchel.
Thiago Alcantara only sealed his move to Liverpool on Friday, yet could make his Premier League debut at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirmed Fikayo Tomori is not ready to return and Mateo Kovacic has been sidelined with an Achilles problem.
Everton battled to claim a vital 3-1 Premier League win over Chelsea, lifting them out of the bottom three with Duncan Ferguson at the helm.
Valencia and Chelsea played out a thrilling draw, with Daniel Wass getting a fortunate late leveller for the hosts.
Chelsea managed to grind out a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the absence of Jorginho, with Mateo Kovacic impressing in midfield.
Chelsea will be without N'Golo Kante for the visit of Newcastle United, with Frank Lampard irked by France's handling of his groin injury.
Frank Lampard has been handed a major boost to his defensive options as Antonio Rudiger is ready to return following almost five months out.