Chelsea interim head coach Bruno Saltor has insisted he will use Mason Mount without any restrictions.
The attacking midfielder has not been able to agree a new contract with the club.
There is a strong possibility that academy graduate Mount will leave in the summer, with Liverpool interested.
Asked about Mount, interim boss Saltor stated to reporters: “He was available, but he’s coming back from an injury. It’s always challenging bringing players back from injury. He can play in different positions.
“He’s a great player. We love him.
“He’s a leader. He loves the club. You can see he’s an important player for us. He will have minutes for sure with anyone.”