Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill could make final appearance for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest in FA Cup third round match at Stamford Bridge.

Fabregas will be out of contract at the end of the season with Monaco keen on signing the midfielder in January.

The 31-year-old Spaniard has struggled for first-team opportunities this season and has played just six times in the Premier League under manager Maurizio Sarri.

However, the Italian has expressed a desire for Fabregas to remain at Stamford Bridge.

“In this position we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me it would be really a problem without Cesc,” Sarri said.

Sarri wants David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas to sign new deals at the club with both contracts expiring at the end of the summer

“I want him to stay, I don’t know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.

“And I think that in the market it’s very difficult to find a player with his characteristics.”

Cahill could also be making a farewell appearance for the club on Saturday, with a move to Fulham in the offing for the centre-back.

Fulham Claudio Ranieri had hoped to wrap up the loan switch for the 33-year-old this week in order for him to be available for their FA Cup tie with Oldham.

His plans were scuttled by Sarri who is desperate to give regular defenders like David Luiz a break after their hectic schedule over the festive period.

And that means keeping Cahill at the club for a few more days so he can line up for the Blues against the Championship club.