Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is still undergoing rehab on a tendon issue which has kept him out of the last four games.
The Uruguayan international remains a major doubt heading into Thursday’s match against Arsenal and, even if he is available, he may only be fit enough to make a brief appearance from the bench.
Luke Shaw missed the Chelsea game due to concussion protocols but the left-back should be ready for the Gunners clash, as long as he passes an assessment to prove his fitness.
Raphael Varane is closing on a return from a hamstring injury but the Arsenal match is likely to have come too early for the centre-back. He will have a better chance of featuring against Crytal Palace on Sunday.
Paul Pogba is making good progress as he recovers from a thigh problem, and there is now hope that he will return to full fitness before the New Year.