Ashley Cole will once again be missing for Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool.
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England left-back Cole sat out Wednesday's Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk with a hamstring injury and manager Roberto Di Matteo hopes he can return for next weekend's trip to West Brom.
John Terry will be pushing for a start on Sunday after he was surprisingly left on the bench in midweek, while Frank Lampard is still out.
England full-back Glen Johnson is set to return after a hamstring injury.
Goalkeeper Jose Reina is also making good progress in his recovery from a similar problem and is not yet ruled out, although the following week's clash with Wigan may be more realistic for the Spaniard.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is set to restore most of his first-choice line-up after resting a number of stars for Thursday's Europa League clash against Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow.
Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Terry, Luiz, Cahill, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Moses, Marin, Torres, Sturridge, Turnbull.
Liverpool (from): Jones, Gulacsi, Reina, Wisdom, Agger, Skrtel, Coates, Carragher, Enrique, Johnson, Downing, Allen, Sahin, Gerrard, Shelvey, Henderson, Assaidi, Yesil, Suso, Suarez, Sterling.