The Blues are currently without No.1 Thibaut Courtois, who will be out of action until December with a knee injury, leaving Jose Mourinho with only summer signing Asmir Begovic and rookie Jamal Blackman to call upon.
Should the Bosnian suffer a fitness blow of receive a suspension, then the 21-year-old back-up man will be in line to start for the defending champions, which is seen as a cause for concern in West London.
And reports claim that Chelsea have reacted by handing former AC Milan stopper Amelia a trial with a view to signing him up on a short-term basis as cover for Begovic.
The 33-year-old is currently without a club after being released at the end of last season by Serie B outfit Perugia.
The previous summer he left Milan before enjoying a short spell with amateur Italian side Rocca Priora.
Amelia was a part of the Azzurri’s successful 2006 World Cup campaign, albeit his last international outing was six years ago.