The Czech, who is reported to be "under the weather" drops out of the squad. Veteran Mark Schwarzer takes his place with Hilario on the bench.
Chelsea can go top of the Premier League if they beat bottom club Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Salah; Eto'o... SUBS: Hilario, David Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Schurrle, Ba.
SUNDERLAND: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Borini, Wickham... SUBS: Celustka, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Scocco, Mavrias, Ustari
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