Chelsea will be missing Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, and Christian Pulisic when they visit Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, according to reports.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will lead an in-form Saints team to Stamford Bridge in an attempt to shock the Chelsea faithful.
The Blues have received their team news as they prepare to go on to the next round.
As a result, Thomas Tuchel has a number of injury concerns. Romelu Lukaku (ankle), Timo Werner (hamstring), and Christian Pulisic (ankle) are all still out. Christian Pulisic has been spotted in individual training ahead of the match but is expected to miss it again.
He wants to rejoin his teammates as soon as possible, but the match against Southampton is coming up too quickly for him to play.
N’Golo Kante is set to make his first appearance since being ruled out against Norwich City with a muscle injury, while Saul Niguez might get a last-chance look against the Saints in the last-16.
Tuchel has intimated that Callum Hudson-Odoi might make his competitive debut in the cup fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in order to keep his players fresh ahead of a hectic November and December calendar.
But Armando Brojo is unavailable for Southampton since he cannot play against his parent club Chelsea because he is not eligible.