N’Golo Kante has been a revelation since his move to Chelsea from Leicester City last season.
The French international has often been hailed as a two in one player and since his injury, the team has been struggling to cope without him.
For former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin, Kante is just irreplaceable.
Nevin said: “N’Golo’s quality is irreplaceable by any single player right now.
“His energy certainly became even more obvious in its absence at Selhurst Park; let’s hope he is as superhuman at recovery as he is at dominating midfields around the country.
“It is actually quite hard to imagine him injured as he seems so robust when he makes those midfield tackles against all the odds but still emerges with the ball time and again.”