The former PSG captain was left out of the squad for the comfortably Champions League victory against Krasnodar on Wednesday, but manager Frank Lampard has confirmed it was for a rest rather than for any injury.
With the midweek off, he should come back against Burnley.
Hakim Ziyech earned his first start for the club against Krasnodar and impressed, adding a goal to his already excellent outing,
Lampard has an embarrassment of riches to choose from in his attacking roster, so Ziyech could drop out of the XI.
But, he has as good a chance as anyone of starting on Saturday.
Chelsea are close to a full-strength squad as it is only Kepa and Billy Gilmour who are missing.
In the forward line, perhaps the only player certain to start is Timo Werner.