London: Jose Mourinho is confident his Chelsea defence can nullify the threat of in-form Harry Kane even if John Terry fails to recover in time to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Mourinho's side head to White Hart Lane after keeping two confidence-boosting clean sheets, first in last weekend's win over Norwich City, then in the Champions League win at Maccabi Tel Aviv. Terry limped out of that game and the captain is doubtful for the Spurs clash.

Chelsea manager Mourinho has no doubts a patched up central-defensive pairing of Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma can keep England international Kane quiet if Terry is unfit.

"I have complete trust in Cahill and Zouma, which is why in an important match on Tuesday, I left Kurt out to show Gary that confidence. Zouma and Cahill are both ready and if John doesn't play, I go with them" Mourinho said.