Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount missed the 3-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend due to illness but the 22-year-old says he hopes to be back in contention in the next couple of days. It remains to be whether he’ll be available for tomorrow’s game against Malmo.
Christian Pulisic won’t be travelling to Sweden but manager Thomas Tuchel is expecting the American international to be in the squad for Saturday’s match versus Burnley. The winger has been sidelined for nearly two months with an ankle problem.
Mateo Kovacic picked up a hamstring injury in training last week and, while no return date has been given for the Croatian, he is likely to be on the treatment table for at least a few weeks.
Both Romelu Lukaku (ankle) and Timo Werner (hamstring) won’t play before the next international break, but it will be hoped that they will be fit for the clash against Leicester later this month.