Gonzalo Higuain could make his debut in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. Higuain signed on loan from Juventus until the end of the season, with further options, on Wednesday, but was ineligible for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final success over Tottenham.
Maurizio is likely to make changes following the midweek engagement with Spurs and Callum Hudson-Odoi should be called into the starting XI.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has been sidelined by a back problem, will be assessed prior to kick off at Stamford Bridge.
Alvaro Morata is understood to be on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid and is unlikely to be considered.