And with a trip to Manchester United to follow a week later, the manager knows the next fortnight will be crucial.
He said: "The last international break came at the worst possible time for us - this one is coming at the best time.
"It gives us time to get on the training ground. I am pretty certain they will all be fit for Chelsea.
"We will hopefully have competition for places in the striking positions for the next game.
"I have to pick a team that wins us the game against Chelsea now."