Jose Mourinho has denied suggestions that the Blues are missing Petr Cech and is backing Asmir Begovic to perform at Manchester City this coming weekend.
Thibaut Courtois’ dismissal in Chelsea's 2-2 home draw against Swansea on Saturday, led to Begovic finishing the clash in goal, and the former Stoke keeper is set to have his full debut against the Citizens at the Etihad on Sunday.
"We don't miss Petr," Mourinho said. "We've got a good keeper, the problem with Petr is not that we miss him because we have two excellent keepers.
"The problem with Petr is that an opponent is better than before.
"Thibaut and Asmir are two fantastic keepers. My club did very well by getting a keeper on time and not on the August 31.
"If my club gives me a keeper on August 31, then we have a problem not just for today but also for the next match. Unless the people understand that it's not a red card and they clear the suspension."