Schalke 04 defender Dennis Aogo will miss the rest of the season after tearing his cruciate ligament in training.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has recovered from a recurring knee problem and will be fit when Schalke take on Stuttgart on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund are hoping their Champions League momentum will spill over into the Bundesliga.
Schalke 04 are expected to be without Marco Hoeger for the rest of the season because of a partial cruciate ligament tear.
Schalke 04 are hoping new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng as well as teenagers Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer can power the Germans past Chelsea on Tuesday as they
Schalke 04 midfielder Jefferson Farfan has been ruled out for several weeks with an adductor muscle injury.
Schalke 04 will be without injured midfielders Julian Draxler and Kevin-Prince Boateng when they take on lower-tier Darmstadt.
Kevin-Prince Boateng's talismanic credentials will be given their sternest test when Schalke play Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Schalke will sign defender Dennis Aogo on loan from Hamburg for one season once he passes his medical check on Wednesday.
Schalke are still looking for their first win of the season following a 2-1 defeat to Hannover.
Schalke 04 have their backs to the wall as they desperately try to turn around their poor Bundesliga start.
PSV Eindhoven's young centre back pairing of Jeffrey Bruma and Karim Rekik were named in the Dutch squad.
Schalke 04's Dutch forward Klaas-Jan
Huntelaar will be out of action for several weeks after
suffering a knee injury in Saturday's 4-0 Bundesliga defeat by
Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan
Huntelaar is doubtful for next week's Champions League playoff
round first leg against PAOK after suffering up a knee injury in
Round-up: Bundesliga minnows Hoffenheim demolished Hamburg 5-1 while Wolfsburg put four past Schalke.
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