Fulham forward Andre Schurrle misses a return to Stamford Bridge and his former club Chelsea after picking up an injury in training.
The German hasn’t returned to his former club since being sold to Wolfsburg in Janaury 2015 and was poised to play in the SW6 derby for his new club this afternoon, but a slight injury he picked up in training during the week means he doesn’t feature.
He isn’t 100% so hasn’t been risked for the short trip by Claudio Ranieri, who is also making he return to his former club, having managed at Stamford Bridge for four years.
During Schurrle’s time at Chelsea he won the Premier League, although he was only at the club for half of that season having been sold by Jose Mourinho back to Germany in the January transfer window.
He was still awarded a Premier League medal for his role in that triumph despite leaving, although he hasn’t been back at the his former club since.
Instead, Ranieri has opted for Stefan Johansen in what looks to be a midfield diamond next to Jean-Michael Seri, with Calum Chambers playing the holding role at Stamford Bridge.
Tom Cairney continues in his new advanced role for the Whites while Aleksandar Mitrovic continues up top.