Fikayo Tomori will pair Kurt Zouma in the Chelsea defence ahead of Saturday’s English Premier league fixture against Newcastle.
The Blues welcome Magpies to the Stamford Bridge and the visitors would be delighted that Germany defender, Antonio Rudiger would be missing for Chelsea.
Both Zouma and Tomori who dumped Nigeria for England have played together twice this season – in the 2-2 home draw against Sheffield United and in the 4-1 win at Southampton just before the break.
However, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be counting on Tammy Abraham for victory against a Newcastle United side that stunned Manchester United.
Chelsea will be without the services of Andreas Christensen and French midfielder N’Golo Kante who is down with a groin injury.