Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirmed three major injury blows for the Carabao Cup game against Everton.
The Italian coach revealed that summer signing Danny Drinkwater is still unavailable to make his debut due to a lingering calf injury.
Fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante remains sidelined with a hamstring problem suffered while on international duty with France earlier this month and wing-back Victor Moses is out with a similar issue.
“I think for the game against Everton, it is impossible to recover for Drinkwater,” Conte told Chelsea official website.
“Moses needs more time and so does Kante.”