Chelsea will be hoping to kick off the festive season with a win as they welcome Tottenham to Stamford Bridge in their first game of a busy December.
Jose Mourinho will be keen for his team to return to winning ways after the frustrating 0-0 draw at Sunderland, which later saw Manchester City close the gap by two points.
Mourinho is confident his team will bounce back from the disappointing result on the weekend.
“We are top of the league in the Premier League, top of the group in the Champions League, in the quarter-finals in the Capital One Cup, and haven’t lost a match in four months,” he said in his pre-match press conference.
“We are doing things very, very well and it’s not a bad result, when a bad result arrives, that is going to change our self-belief and self-esteem.”
Chelsea will be without Diego Costa for the visit of Spurs after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Sunderland. But Mourinho believes Loic Remy and Didier Drogba are more than adequate replacements.
“We don’t speak about Diego,” he said. “We trust Remy and Drogba the same way we trust Diego. This is not our way of work.”
Aside from Costa’s suspension, Chelsea don’t have any major concerns. Nathan Ake picked up a hamstring injury last week and isn’t likely to be fit for consideration on Wednesday.
Kyle Naughton is back from suspension and Emmanuel Adebayor could return from a virus and a back problem. Mauricio Pochettino could be without Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose who are struggling with knocks.
Chelsea are still undefeated in all competitions this season, and are 17 games unbeaten in the Premier League since the 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in March.
Spurs have lost just one of their last six away games, but haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since 1990.
Chelsea have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 14 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs are hoping to make it three consecutive wins for the first time this season.