Mateo Kovacic will replace the injured Ross Barkley when Chelsea face off against Ajax in their third UEFA Champions League Group H fixture.
N'Golo Kante could be rested by Frank Lampard when Chelsea take on Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has explained the difference between Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard, pointing towards the freedom he is enjoying under his new boss.
Chelsea have confirmed their first signing of the summer transfer window, with Mateo Kovacic joining from Real Madrid on a five-year deal.
Chelsea continued the defence of their FA Cup crown with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round on Sunday.
Maurizio Sarri has an injury crisis on his hands ahead of Chelsea's first game of 2019, as Southampton pay them a visit at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Maurizio Sarri has made four changes to the side that was beaten by Wolves in the midweek as Chelsea prepare to host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri has made two changes to the side that beat Arsenal last week as Chelsea prepare to face Newcastle United at St. James' Park
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a €100 million move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and hope to bring the Danish superstar as their marquee signing for the summer
AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea over a possible loan deal for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as he is considered surplus to requirements.