Maurizio Sarri says Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s fitness will be assessed following the midfielder’s return to action.
Loftus-Cheek, who has been plagued by back trouble this season, starred in Wednesday evening’s 3-0 win over Brighton at Stamford Bridge.
Given a starting place along with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek capped Chelsea’s win by scoring their third goal.
He then went off with a slight hamstring problem and was given a standing ovation by the home crowd.
Head coach Sarri is unworried by that minor injury and is more concerned about ensuring there is no recurrence of Loftus-Cheek’s back problems.
Sarri explained: “After 75 minutes he had a little problem with his hamstring – nothing serious, only cramp I think.
“But I want to be sure about the situation with his back, because the big problem is his back.”
Sarri praised Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi as well as Andreas Christensen and Chelsea fans after Wednesday’s win.
The victory took the Blues up to fifth in the Premier League table.