Van Dijk sustained a knock to an earlier rib injury and was substituted in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has opened the door for former captain John Terry to return to the club as part of his coaching staff.
Bournemouth held their own during the opening three quarters of the match in West London, but clinical strikes from two of Chelsea's flair players made the difference
Bournemouth narrowly lost their home league match against Chelsea as well as a League Cup encounter between the two sides but secured a shock 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge in January.
In one of the delightful twists that football has a habit of providing, AC Milan Football Club will be Napoli’s first opponents of the season at the San Paolo as last season’s runners-up aim to build on their opening 2-1 win at Lazio.
The English champions are looking to push on from a record-breaking campaign last time out, as they take on a Blues side embarking on a new chapter under Maurizio Sarri.