Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is back from Premier League suspension and will also be available ahead of the Champions League clash against Qarabag tomorrow night.
Antonio Rudiger has shone in the absence of the 31-year-old and many believe he has lost his place to the former Roma defender.
While Cahill admitted the team has done well without him, he also revealed that he is ready for the challenge and would give his best when called upon.
Asked if he was worried about losing his starting spot, Cahill said: “I seem to get asked this question every single year. It’s natural. If you’re out the team, the team does well… I’m part of the squad and I’m an individual player that’s trying to play in the squad.
“They have done fantastically well in the last few weeks. I am available for selection now and whenever you’re available you can influence things. It’s about the team. It’s about the team doing well and that’s the main thing.
“Any footballer will tell you, the most frustrating thing is when you can’t play football. Because of internationals it was a large period of time that I was out.
“All you can do when you’re out is try to influence the lads, train as hard as you can and help them with important fixtures to prepare for. Being involved in that process then support on the weekend.
“I’m delighted to be back and available for selection. I feel like my season’s just starting, it was disappointing first game for me. I’m itching to play and I’m looking forward to getting back involved with the squad now.”