Chelsea will be aiming to extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine games when face Mk Dons in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday evening.
The Blues, currently under the stewardship of caretaker manager Guus Hiddink, will be high on confidence after a recording a 1-0 victory over Premier League title hopefuls Arsenal last time out. That result saw the London outfit move up to 13th place in the standings, 14 points shy of the final Champions League qualification berth following 23 rounds of fixtures.
The Dons, meanwhile, are perilously close to the dreaded drop zone in the Championship after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bolton Wanderers last weekend.
In team news, Chelsea striker Diego Costa returns to contention after recovering from a minor knee injury, but Loic Remy misses out with a calf injury.
Forward Pedro is available for selection after missing the victory over Arsenal because of illness.
MK Dons are boosted by the return of Kyle McFadzean following a suspension, but Carl Baker, Matthew Upson and Ben Reeves miss out through injury.
Striker Nicky Maynard (hamstring) faces a late fitness test, while Rob Hall returns after being ineligible to face parent club Bolton.