Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed Diego Costa's absence will not affect the Blues in their London derby against Tottenham on Wednesday 3 December as both Loic Remy and Didier Drogba are ready to replace him.
The in-form Spanish striker was shown his fifth yellow card of the season in during the 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Saturday 29 November and will not be able to face Spurs.
While Mourinho has confirmed the team will have not any other absentees in terms of injuries, Mourinho is not worried about missing Costa as he fully trusts the Spaniard's potential replacements.
"It doesn't affect us. We don't speak about Diego. We trust Remy and Didier in the same way we trust Diego. Forget Diego, we trust the other two," Mourinho said in the press conference ahead of the game.
The Blues host Tottenham in search of a return to winning ways following their match at Sunderland.
Meanwhile, Spurs head into Stamford Bridge after putting behind them a slow start to the life under Mauricio Pochettino, having won the last two Premier League games – against Hull City and Everton – and as well their Europa League clash with Partizan.
"It's a big game, a London derby against one of the top teams in the league. It's a difficult team we have to play against and that's the only thing you have to think. We're ready for it," Pochettino said.
"I don't think it [Chelsea's record against Spurs] is important. I don't speak about it with the players."
And Mourinho once again insisted Chelsea have not received any offers regarding a January move for second-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.