With Hazard, David Luiz and Kovacic all missing for what will be Chelsea's first ever Europa League group game, as well as first meeting with PAOK, there is a chance for fringe players to stake a claim, among them Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The game between the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners is the traditional season curtain-raiser but on this evidence the gap between the two teams, which last season was 30 points, is as wide as ever despite the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager and the signing of midfielder Jorginho.
The 59-year-old Italian coach will be without the first-team trio for the away match after Belgium worldwide bagged a hat-trick against Cardiff at the weekend and former Real Madrid midfielder picked up a knock against the newly-promoted Welsh side plus Brazilain defender who featured in the 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge. It will therefore concern their supporters, a little over 500 of whom have travelled here, that their most influential player is already feeling run down.
A well-publicised row with Antonio Conte nearly led to Willian leaving Chelsea, but the Brazilian is much more settled under Maurizio Sarri.
"For Odoi, in his position, in the last match [I] played Pedro and Hazard", Sarri said.
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The speculation over the 25-year-old's future with Chelsea comes following Sarri's remarks over his attacking options, as he said, via the Express: "On Saturday Oliver played very well". So I don't know who will be the striker of the future but I think both because we have to play 60 matches.
West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a selection headache for Sunday's Premier League game against leaders Chelsea as Marko Arnautovic could be ruled out with a knee problem. He should have won player of the tournament. "The only thing I know is that (referee) Mike Dean was very good and the assistants were very good".
"We have spoken and I told him he can score 40 goals", Sarri said. "No, he's too strong".
They lost the sixth game that season 1-0 at Manchester City and this weekend's trip to West Ham is far from a certainty.