Nathaniel Chalobah was on the bench for Napoli but wasn't called upon in their 3-2 loss against Bologna. He should, however, start their next game, which is a dead-rubber in the Europa League like he did previously.
Wallace is out injured and therefore was unavailable for Carpi.
Despite scoring in midweek, Stipe Perica was yet again an unused substitute for Udinese.
Todd Kane started for NEC Nijmegen as they came back to neutralise a two-goal deficit against PEC Zwolle and ultimately drawing the game 2-2. NEC now sit level on points with Vitesse, but a position lower in 7th.
Obligatory Todd Kane Twitter post:
Training done now a gym session at NEC. #gym #NECNijmegen #Chelseafc #nopainnogain #Dedication #onegoal #blowing pic.twitter.com/Xs7OmK5o29— Todd Kane (@Toddy_Kane) December 4, 2015
Of course, when it's a boring loan-watch day, we can count on Toddy to provide us with something to read. He spoke to ELF Voetbal this weekend, providing his insight on their most recent match and his first ever football winter break.
Jeremie Boga didn't retain his starting spot in the Stade Rennais XI, but got thirty minutes off the bench in their 1-1 draw against St-Etienne. These posts from @ChelseaYouth highlight a part of Boga's frustrations at the french side.
Sort of thing Boga's had to live with at Rennes, wide open to score a 94th min winner but Dembele doesn't pass. pic.twitter.com/0gJFI1FneZ— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) December 6, 2015
That's happened at least once in pretty much every one of his appearances so far. At least he's getting into good positions...— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) December 6, 2015
Peterborough United advanced to the next round of the FA Cup, but Alex Davey wasn't included in their squad.
..that's all, folks! That's actually all.
Patrick Bamford and Marko Marin's respective sides had Monday night fixtures, but neither made his way on to the pitch.