Loic Remy faces a spell on the sidelines after limping out of Chelsea's win over Aston Villa with a groin injury. The French striker made a second straight start in the Premier League for the first time this season but lasted just 23 minutes before being replaced by Alexandre Pato, who made his debut appearance for the Blues after arriving on loan from Corinthians.
The Brazil international wasted little time in opening his account for the club, scoring from the penalty spot to double the visitors' lead after Ruben Loftus-Cheek's maiden top flight goal had given Guus Hiddink's side an early advantage. Pedro netted twice after the break and Alan Hutton was sent off for Villa as Eric Black's interim spell in charge began with a heavy defeat.
Captain John Terry and fellow defender Gary Cahill were both absent for Chelsea with respective injury problems, which saw Branislav Ivanovic partnered by another debutant in the form of American Matt Miazga. Terry, having recently returned from a hamstring problem, has an Achilles issue, while Cahill returned from international duty with England with an unidentified problem.
"The doctor has to be make his analysis and tomorrow we will know more," the Chelsea boss said of Remy, according to West London Sport. "But if you go off with that kind of injury, you will not recover within a few days.
"[Cahill] was on the bench [against the Netherlands], did the warm up, didn't play but came in the club [Chelsea] a day later and appeared to have an injury. I cannot neglect the facts as they are. He didn't play but he came in to us with an injury. We will see what will happen with his progress in the upcoming days."
Speaking to BT Sport ahead of Chelsea's 4-0 win, Hiddink added on the injured defensive pair: "John Terry had a little problem in the tendon in his Achilles . Gary we still have to know from the doctors, it is a bit of an odd situation. He was working with the English team but he didn't play and he came back and he was injured so he couldn't play today either."