Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard says Reece James will miss the rest of the season and Mason Mount is “unlikely” to feature in the final seven games.
James has been ruled out after a scan on a hamstring problem, while Mount has a pelvic injury.
Chelsea are in advanced talks with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to take charge.
Lampard who was brought in earlier this month to replace Graham Potter until the end of the season, has lost all four games of his second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are 11th in the Premier League table.