helsea are without Mason Mount, Thiago Silva and Reece James for today’s clash with Leeds and revert to a back-three system.
Key centre-back Silva will be out for six weeks after injuring his knee ligaments in the defeat at Tottenham last weekend, while Mount has been ruled out with an abdominal problem.
Right-back James is now out due to hamstring tightness and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta remains sidelined as he goes through concussion protocols.
N’Golo Kante has returned to participate in a full training session at Cobham for the first time in over six months since undergoing hamstring surgery. He is notquite ready to face Leeds, however.
Mateo Kovacic has also returned, while Christian Pulisic has similarly stepped up and been involved in training, though his exact status is uncertain.
The Blues have a large 32-man squad, with players like Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling among those bolstering the options for the embattled Graham Potter after returning in recent weeks.
Starting Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga, Wesley Fofana, Koulibaly, Badiashile, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Joao Felix, Kovacic, Sterling, Havertz.