David Wheater could make his debut for Bolton after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Reebok Stadium.
Owen Coyle is looking for his side to get back on track after they lost 2-0 at Stoke last weekend but striker Ivan Klasnic (groin) and full-back Gretar Steinsson (knee) are doubtful through injury, while Lee Chung-yong is on international duty at the Asian Cup with South Korea.
Frank Lampard and John Terry are both doubts for Chelsea.
Lampard is the bigger concern with a calf injury the club had been confident would not rule him out, while Terry is expected to be available despite picking up a back problem.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti remains without Alex (knee), Yury Zhirkov (calf) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles).
Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Robinson, Cahill, Knight, Wheater, Muamba, Petrov, K Davies, Elmander, Klasnic, Blake, Taylor, Ricketts, Alonso, Moreno, M Davies, Cohen, Holden, Steinsson, Bogdan.
Chelsea (from): Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Bruma, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Kalou, Essien, Lampard, Anelka, Sturridge, Drogba, Malouda, Turnbull, Van Aanholt, McEachran, Mellis.