Chelsea will still be without Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech when they travel to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup fourth-round clash on Tuesday night.
The duo has not featured in the new campaign but has stepped up their recovery in recent days, training with the rest of the team.
Speaking ahead of the match, coach Frank Lampard noted the match against their City rivals comes too soon for the wingers but hinted they should be back in the coming days.
"Ziyech and Pulisic are not far away. They are still in their recovery stage so it’s too early for them both," Lampard said during the address from Cobham.
Lampard will however have Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell fit for the match.
Mendy was signed from Rennes last week and missed the trip to the Hawthorns, while Chilwell sat the match out having featured in the third round tie against Barnsley in midweek.
"Mendy and Chilwell are in the squad for tomorrow," Lampard added. "They’re fit and we will see whether they start or not,"
Both teams go into the match on the back of disappointing draws in the Premier League, with Chelsea having to come back from three goals down to draw 3-3 against West Brom, while Spurs conceded a controversial last-minute penalty against Newcastle to draw 1-1.