Frank Lampard has delivered a positive update on the fitness of Tammy Abraham, with it possible that the Chelsea striker could return to action against Aston Villa.
The England international picked up a knock during a Champions League clash with Valencia last week.
After being left in considerable pain, the 22-year-old was forced to sit out a derby date with West Ham.
Chelsea suffered a 1-0 defeat in that contest, with Olivier Giroud failing to offer attacking inspiration as cover for Abraham.
Lampard may, however, be able to revert back to his 11-goal top scorer on Wednesday, with positive progress being made in the recovery from an untimely setback.
The Blues boss told reporters when quizzed on Abraham: “We are giving him every opportunity to play tomorrow.
“We will make the call tomorrow, he has a little bit of pain. He was in good form, he is always keen, he is trying his best.”