Andre Villas-Boas has positive news with Kyle Naughton and Jake Livermore pushing for returns against Chelsea.
Full-back Kyle has been out since picking up an ankle knock against Lazio while midfielder Jake is back after the groin trouble that has sidelined him for six weeks.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also improving after missing the last month with a knee injury.
Andre reported: "Benoit is making a good recovery, so we should see him back in training next week.
"Kyle Naughton and Jake have made good progress, so hopefully they are close to being available for selection. Their return is good, positive news for us."
Younes Kaboul (knee) and Scott Parker (Achilles) remain out.