"I think Cesc and Alex (Hleb) will benefit from the rest and hopefully you will see it in the next game at Reading on Monday.
"Of course, Alex and Cesc are great players so we will always miss them, but we played quite well and those who were out there did their best.
"It was windy, raining and the conditions weren't perfect. The pitch was a bit soft and they were well-organised too.
"But we are still pleased with the result because it means we are sure to go through."