Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has fitness concerns over three players: David Luiz, N’Golo Kante and Thibaut Courtois all could miss out the clash against Middlesbrough, which is set for tonight (8pm BST) at Stamford Bridge.
- Nathaniel Ake came off the bench against Everton to replace injured defender David Luiz, however Conte insisted that the Brazilian star hasn’t suffered a major injury. John Terry could be set for a comeback in the starting XI;
- N’Golo Kante (thigh issue) and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (still under treatment over ankle injury).
- Daniel Ayala has reportedly recovered from the ankle injury suffered against Sunderland;
- Grant Leadbitter and Victor Valdes (rib injury) are not expected to be in the starting XI.
CHELSEA (3-4-2-1) – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
MIDDLESBROUGH: (4-3-3) Guzan; Fabio, Chambers, Gibson, Friend; De Roon, Clayton, Forshaw; Stuani, Negredo, Downing