Gary Cahill could make his Chelsea debut but is unlikely to start tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League game at Norwich.
The defender, who finally completed his £7million move from Bolton on Monday, may have to make do with a substitute role as he settles into his new surroundings.
Branislav Ivanovic could earn an immediate recall at right-back after a month out injured, the fit-again Michael Essien is in contention to start after making his comeback from the bench on Saturday, but the game comes too soon for John Obi Mikel (hamstring).
Provisional squad: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Romeu, Lampard, Ramires, Essien, Mata, Malouda, Meireles, Torres, Sturridge, Lukaku, Turnbull.
Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd is out for two months after injuring his knee in training so third-choice Jed Steer comes into the squad as cover for John Ruddy.
Fullback Marc Tierney is back in training after recovering from a groin injury.
On-loan defender Ritchie De Laet returned to Manchester United in midweek while centre-forward James Vaughan and defender Elliott Ward (both knee) are back in training and continuing to progress.
Provisional squad: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Johnson, Tierney, Fox, Pilkington, Crofts, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison, Jackson, Holt, Steer, Drury, Bennett, Wilbraham, Tierney, Lappin, Barnett.