Antonio Conte has confirmed David Luiz will be playing in the match against Liverpool on Friday.
The Brazil defender joined Chelsea in the closing hours of deadline day, but was benched for the 2-2 draw against Swansea.
Luiz will feature from the start against Liverpool, though, with John Terry unavailable due to an ankle injury.
“Tomorrow David Luiz will play for the first time with us,” Conte said at a media conference. “We are confident. We expect him to play well. We know he is a good player. We are working to get him in the best condition to get the best out of him.
“I said he needs time because that is the truth. It is normal that a new player needs time to adapt to your idea of football. But we need him against Liverpool.
“He has worked hard these days. I am confident he will do well.”