Captain Gary Cahill says Chelsea are determined to bounce back from last Saturday’s limp loss to Crystal Palace by showing their true pedigree.
The Blues, crowned champions in May, were beaten 2-1 by the Premier League’s bottom club and have a chance to make amends in the Champions League against Roma on Wednesday night.
Antonio Conte’s men will be seeking a third win from three Group C games after a 6-0 win over Qarabag and the impressive late victory at Atletico Madrid, which has been followed by successive Premier League defeats, against Manchester City and then Palace.
Cahill said on chelseafc.com: “When you have had a bad result and a bad performance, you want to play again as soon as possible, which is midweek for us, to try and put it right.
“The result is gone and you go in and you work and you work and you go to produce a performance on Wednesday that we know we can produce to get that winning feeling back and then we go from there.
“You saw the real Chelsea last season and it is important we try to emulate that sort of form this season consistently.”
Striker Alvaro Morata could return following a hamstring injury, but key midfielder N’Golo Kante is out with a hamstring problem.
Victor Moses picked up a hamstring injury and the wing-back’s place is likely to go to Davide Zappacosta.
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is still recovering from a calf problem which has delayed his debut since his deadline-day arrival from Leicester.
Source: By PA Sport Staff