Chelsea will be without star forward, Eden Hazard, new signing Tiemoue Bakayako and Diego Costa (exiled) as they prepare to face Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Blues manager, Antonio Conte has charged his wards to beat Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.
The coach also insisted on sticking to the formation that brought success last season.
Conte was denied the double in his first season as Blues boss when Arsenal won May’s FA Cup final 2-1.
Conte told prematch conference, “It was a pity to lose the game, to lose the FA Cup final against Arsenal after a really great season for us.
“Now there is another game. We know very well Arsenal is a strong team.
“We’re waiting a game very difficult for us and want to try to start the season with a win. The same [for] Arsenal. I want to see a good game, for the players, for the people.”
Conte plans to stick with the formation which served Chelsea so well last term.
“After a good season you have to keep the positive things and try to change the negative things.
“One positive thing was our formation, our system. Now we are trying to continue to work in this system to try to improve. Every system needs to improve season by season, year by year.”