Andre Villas-Boas reported that the ‘small strain’ in an adductor muscle that kept Nacer out of Saturday’s win against Norwich will keep him sidelined again.
“He’s making good progress, so hopefully we’ll see him involved again soon,” said Andre after training on Wednesday.
Etienne Capoue (ankle) and Aaron Lennon (foot) also remain out.
“The rest of the players apart from Lennon and Capoue have trained,” added Andre. “The team is ready for the challenge.”