Tom Trybull will miss Norwich’s trip to Stamford Bridge and is having injections to try and recover from a back injury.
Trybull was absent from the Canaries’ 1-0 win at Bristol City, and Daniel Farke revealed he is also a doubt for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game against Sheffield United.
“He has some injections for his back, and he probably won’t be available for the weekend either,” Farke told the press on Tuesday lunchtime. “He has to have injections for a few days and if everything goes fine he should be in training in the middle of next week. But if the injections don’t work we’ll have to wait and see and look at other options.”
Marley Watkins, who missed the trip to Ashton Gate with injury, has recovered and is travelling with the squad to Chelsea.
With three matches in a week, Farke admits he will make a few changes for the Emirates FA Cup but will be taking a strong squad.
“You always have to think ahead to the next games,” he said. “The situation isn’t similar to when we played against Arsenal. Then there were a few weeks in a row when you played three games in a week.
“Now, though, we’ll just have the one week with three games and when you’re in good shape that shouldn’t be a problem. But we will watching carefully and we want to be as successful as possible.
“For example, Mario Vrancic has been sick this week, but is available. Alex Tettey is pretty tired so we have to make a decision on him, while Grant Hanley has a few problems with his calves – so I can’t see all three in the starting line-up. But I can’t see too many changes.”
New signing Marcus Edwards isn’t available as he wasn’t registered before the first match against Chelsea.