Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is unlikely to feature against Derby County in the Carabao Cup, according to Gianfranco Zola.
Meanwhile, the Blues loanee Mason Mount is a doubt after suffering a foot injury against Middlesbrough.
The West London club gave the visitors special dispensation to play both Mount and Fikayo Tomori in the cup clash.
Eden Hazard set to miss vs Derby County
On Hazard’s injury, Zola says he doesn’t think he will be involved tomorrow but it’s looking good for the weekend. #CFCvDerby
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 30, 2018
The Belgian forward has been carrying back injury since Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
The 27-year-old has missed the Blues’ last two games against BATE Borisov and Burnley.
Hazard is now set to miss the club’s League Cup match as he recovers from the knock.
However, Zola confirms the player is expected back to face Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Mason Mount doubt for Stamford Bridge return
Mount was withdrawn against Middlesbrough on Saturday after picking up a foot injury.
The midfielder is now touch-and-go ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge.
Derby manager Frank Lampard was very reserved when discussing his injury:
“I don’t want to heap it on Mason but his quality, his talent and his work race means he can be very special.”
Chelsea loanees discuss facing parent club
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) October 30, 2018
Frank Lampard on the duo
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) October 29, 2018
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