Olivier Giroud returns to the Chelsea starting starting line-up for the home game against Cardiff.
It means fellow striker Alvaro Morata drops to the bench for the Blues, who are chasing a fifth consecutive Premier League victory.
Pedro, who has three goals in his previous four matches starts, meaning Willian has to settle for a place on the bench alongside Danny Drinkwater.
Cardiff City’s Josh Murphy and Aron Gunnarsson are not fit enough to be included despite being close to a return after injury.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante; Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard; Giroud.
Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Drinkwater, Barkley, Willian, Morata.
Cardiff: Etheridge, Manga, Bamba, Morrison, Bennett, Camarasa, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett, Ward, Reid.
Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Richards, Cunningham, Paterson, Zohore, Madine.