Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he has full faith in strikers Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, as he attempts to manage the final match without the suspended Diego Costa.
The Spain international picked up a three match suspension for his stamp on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in the League Cup semi-final. He has missed matches against Manchester City and Aston Villa. Chelsea have done rather well in this period as they have secured a draw and a victory from these two matches. Costa will be unavailable against Everton this weekend in what will be his third and final suspension match.
The striker is all set to return back to the first-team when Chelsea play against Paris St Germain in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 round. For the moment, Chelsea are focused on Everton and keeping their seven-point lead in the Premier League intact. Everton have posed a difficult challenge for the blues at Stamford Bridge in the past. Last season, it required a late winner in order to find a way past the stubborn Merseyside outfit. Mourinho is expecting a similar match this weekend as well, but he will not be able to field the likes of Costa and Fabregas.
“We don’t have the player that is suspended. We have to stick with Didier and Remy. Again, we need the suspended player but we coped without him and we got results without him. With him it could have been even better, but I trust my people; we always decide not to speak about players that cannot play. We try to forget it and give confidence to the other people.We had two very difficult matches against City and Villa, we have a third one now against Everton and we have to try to do the best and try to get the maximum points possible,” said Mourinho.