Eden Hazard is in line for a return to the Chelsea starting line-up for Wednesday’s EFL Cup match against Nottingham Forest.
Hazard, who had ankle surgery during the summer, has not started a match for the Blues so far this season.
The Belgian’s latest appearance as a substitute came in Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte looks likely to include him from the start against Forest.
“I think in the last 20 minutes Hazard played very well,” said Conte.
“Now on Wednesday he has the possibility to start against Forest and then to complete his recovery. We hope everything is okay after this (Arsenal) game.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea are assessing an ankle injury Pedro picked up during the Arsenal match.