Eden Hazard, Callum Hudson-Odoi and N'Golo Kante are all on the bench as Maurizio Sarri makes changes to his line up that will do duty against Cardiff.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was in spectacular form for England during their international duty but he has to wait for another time to start for Chelsea.
Cardiff XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Barkley, Kovacic, Pedro, Higuain, Willian.
Subs: Caballero, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Christensen.
Chelsea XI: Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Manga, Bennett, Arter, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Murphy, Hoilett, Niasse
Subs: Murphy, Ralls, Zohore, Cordova-Reid, Bacuna, Mendez-Laing, Harris.