Diego Costa is fit for Chelsea after picking up a minor injury problem while on the international break.
Eden Hazard also brushed off a slight knock picked up while playing for Belgium in the week.
Daniel Ayala misses out with an ankle problem, but Gaston Ramirez returns after a one-match ban.
Diego Costa was named in the starting XI
Chelsea team v Middlesbrough: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #CFC