Norwich pair Sebastian Bassong and Wes Hoolahan are fitness doubts with the unspecified injuries that kept them out of Saturday’s defeat at Leicester.
Andre Wisdom is still sidelined by a knee injury, while Patrick Bamford is ineligible to face his parent club.
Chelsea winger Pedro will miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton on Saturday.
Captain John Terry is still out with a similar problem but Alexandre Pato could be involved for the first time.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Martin Fisher: “With just one point from their past seven matches, Norwich City’s current form is worse than Aston Villa’s.
“That speaks volumes, and an immediate return to the Championship is looking increasingly inevitable to even the most ardent Canaries fan.
“Despite continually shuffling his pack, Alex Neil has failed to find an answer and, after coming so close to earning a much-needed point at league leaders Leicester City, they now face a Chelsea side brimming with confidence under Guus Hiddink.
“Unbeaten in the Premier League since the Dutchman’s return, victory at Carrow Road will see the Blues climb to their highest position in the table since the opening day of the season.”
Norwich City manager Alex Neil on his side’s poor run of results: “Are you going to roll over and give up? We’re fighting for our lives and we want to stay in the Premier League. A win changes everything.
“We are capable of a level that can get us positive results in the remaining 11 games.
“There is no point us dipping our toe in the water and being a bit cagey and hoping we see things out. We need to go and attack it.”
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink: “When I started in December we were close to the relegation zone, one point away. Of course this club must have big objectives but it was a side objective to get away from the relegation zone as soon as possible.
“The team did well with draws and victories so in a relatively short time we’ve accomplished that in-between target. That encourages us to go on.”
Chelsea’s good run continued against Southampton and they are clearly going to keep on climbing the table. I can only see them winning at Carrow Road.