Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is out of Sunday’s FA Cup third-round clash at home to Scunthorpe because of a groin injury.
Hazard sustained the injury in last week’s win at Crystal Palace and the Blues have no intention to rush him back, meaning the Belgian could miss both of next week’s Premier League fixtures with West Brom and Everton.
Strikers Radamel Falcao (groin) and Loic Remy (calf) remain out, leaving Diego Costa as the only fit striker, so Guus Hiddink may call upon members of Chelsea’s youth squads.
Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins will be able to welcome new signing Murray Wallace back into contention as he rejoins on a permanent basis.
New signing Conor Townsend is unavailable as he is cup-tied, while Tom Hopper and Gary McSheffrey are both injured and will not feature in the clash at Stamford Bridge.