Leicester’s £25m signing Kelechi Iheanacho is available after a toe problem, while deadline day signing Aleksandar Dragovic could be involved.
Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra are fit after injuries but are unlikely to be rushed back to face the champions.
There could be a Chelsea debut for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, nine days after he signed from Leicester.
Davide Zappacosta may feature, while Eden Hazard returns after proving his fitness on international duty.
Leicester have lost 11 of the last 13 meetings in all competitions, with the exceptions being a win and a draw during their 2015-16 title-winning season.
Chelsea have won five of their last six away matches against the Foxes, scoring at least three goals in each of them.
The Blues beat Leicester 3-0 home and away in the Premier League last season, as well as winning 4-2 after extra time at the King Power Stadium in the League Cup third round.
The Foxes could lose three of their opening four Premier League fixtures for the first time since the 1994-95 season, which ended in relegation.
However, they are vying to win their opening two home matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1966.
Leicester have earned 19 points out of a possible 24 at home with Craig Shakespeare as manager. Only Liverpool, with 20 points, have a better home record over the same period – and they have played a game more.
City have both scored and conceded three league goals from corners this season.
Jamie Vardy has scored 10 goals in 16 league appearances under Shakespeare.
Chelsea have not won a Premier League away fixture in the month of September in any of the last four seasons (D4, L3).
Nonetheless, Antonio Conte’s side have won six of their last seven Premier League away matches, with the only exception being a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United in April.
The Blues have won consecutive league matches since the opening defeat at home to Burnley.
Cesc Fabregas scored three goals and set up another three in four starts for Chelsea against Leicester in all competitions.
Venue: King Power Stadium
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