Even without Real Madrid's Robinho, Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is convinced his side can succeed this season.

Scolari insisted it would not be a disaster should chief executive Peter Kenyon fail to strike a deal for the Brazil international before Tuesday.

Scolari said: "If he's not here, I have my players. He's one more important player - quality, velocity, many things - but I have very, very good players here.

"If Peter doesn't buy Robinho, I have 23 who are here, training and playing. If we want one more player with quality, Peter tries to buy him. If he doesn't come, he doesn't come. I have players for that position, no problem."