Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho does not expect either Loic Remy or Diego Costa to be fit for the Premier League trip to Manchester United after seeing the club's injury list grow during the record win over NK Maribor in the Champions League.
Remy was replaced by Didier Drogba after 13 minutes with a suspected thigh problem and joins Costa on the sidelines ahead of the weekend trip to Old Trafford.
And Mourinho does not expect either player to feature against United, with the Chelsea boss ready to employ Drogba in attack from the start on Sunday.
"[Remy has a] muscular injury," said Mourinho. "I don't know the dimension but I am not worried when a player is injured. I don't expect [either player to be fit]. I don't likem to speak about injury players.
"I was not expecting him to play 75 minutes but in circumstances he had to come on and the game when in the direction where he could manage the range of movement and he was comfortable.
"It was very, very important for the team. It was very good."
Though United have an additional 24 hours to prepare for the visit of the Premier League leaders and have recently welcomed back three injury victims, Chelsea's unbeaten run this season sees them enter the game as big favourites.
Despite the club's crisis in attack, Mourinho says the club will not complain about their lack of resources in the final third.
"We don't cry on injuries," the Portuguese boss added. "We just think one injury is an opportunity for somebody else and we an not hide.
"In this moment we have some problems with players who are not available to play but we will prepare on the next three days to try and be at our best possible level against an opponent we respect very, very much."