If our squad isn't good enough to beat them, then that shows how far we've come (or not). Surely after shelling out umpteen tens of millions on players, the odd injury should be covered. Obviously, every team would want to field their stongest team for every game. But it don't work that way.
I think we still have a team that can win - it just comes down to confidence. If we try to run and hide, then I personally think we'll get completely stuffed - but if we play like a top four team - ie expecting* to win every game, then I think we can pull it off - even with Daffy, Modric and Lennon out.