Chelsea are dealing with a midfield injury crisis as N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic have missed the past few weeks of action. Jorginho is also playing through pain at the moment.
Meanwhile, on-loan midfielder Conor Gallagher is thriving at Crystal Palace. Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the Blues won't be recalling him this January and then added: "I said many times how much we like Conor, how well he is doing. Nothing has changed, we see his goals and performances all the time.
"There's absolutely no regret because it seems like it was the perfect position for him and we discussed mainly for him what the best option was in the summer.
"You cannot take circumstances now and doubt a decision from July, it's simply not possible. We did what we did, and we're happy with it because it works out for Conor.
"We need to work our issues out. We're a bit unlucky having injuries in the centre, and we're suffering from it, but this has nothing to do with Conor."
Even if Tuchel wanted to, he cannot recall Gallagher as he has played the minimum number of appearances, as stated in his contract, to prevent such a scenario in January.
Source: Sky Sports