Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi was not involved as Chelsea halted their poor run of form in the English Premier League with a 1-0 win against Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
A Diego Costa strike off a Cesc Fabregas free-kick secured the three points for Chelsea.
After a barren first half, the Blues finally got the break through following Costa’s 63rd minute strike.
The win sees Chelsea return to winning ways after losing seven of their previous 12 league games.
They moved a step up from 16th to 15th and now have 14 points.