The Brazilian centre-back has not made the journey to Switzerland due to a bruised kneecap, although Fernando Torres will be back in contention the clash following a muscle injuryA knee injury will keep defender David Luiz out of Chelsea's Champions League meeting with Basel on Tuesday evening.
The west London club revealed on Monday that Luiz is not a part of the 21-man squad for the trip to Switzerland as he requires on-going treatment on the bruised patella that saw him miss Saturday's 3-0 win at West Ham.
But manager Jose Mourinho is boosted ahead of the Group E clash by the return to fitness of club-record signing Fernando Torres.
The former Liverpool striker has been sidelined since the start of the month with an adductor muscle problem and will be targeting a comeback in Tueday's fixture, in which a win for Chelsea would be their fourth successive victory in the Champions League.
The one-time winners of the compeition only require a point against the Swiss champions to ensure qualification to the round of 16, but Mourinho will be taking nothing for granted after Basel's shock 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge when the sides met in September.
Chelsea won 2-1 in their last trip to St Jakob-Park in last season's Europa League semi-final, when a David Luiz free kick settled matters in the closing minutes.