The Chelsea medical team has been doing their thing this season, with only two players that are not guaranteed fit for Sunday’s clash at the Emirates. Even though these injuries will play a part in how the match plays out Sunday, it is amazing there are no long term injuries currently. Diego Costa is still nursing his hamstring injury, which he suffered earlier in the season and is still feeling pain from. Fellow striker, Loïc Rémy, is still questionable due to a calf problem he has been dealing with for some weeks now. Didier Drogba is apparently ready to go this Sunday, despite the ankle injury that kept him out of a charity match on Monday. John Obi Mikel and Cesc Fàbregas are also both fully fit despite rumors about Cesc’s nose.
Loïc Rémy is normally Mourinho’s number two choices at the striker position, and his spot on the bench would need to be filled. Either teenage sensation, Izzy Brown or Dom Solanke, could be on the bench to start the match in the Frenchmen’s place. This injury is incredibly inconvenient for Mourinho, and Chelsea supporters, because Rémy’s job is to fill the starting position in case Diego Costa was to get hurt. This week would be the perfect spotlight for Rémy, starting at the Emirates.
Brazilian superstar Diego Costa may not be fit for Sunday, but he will “definitely” be fit for Leicester City on Wednesday according to Mourinho. Costa reinjured his hamstring against Stoke City, just after 11 minutes of action. A fully fit Diego Costa would provide Chelsea an extra threat against Arsenal on Sunday. Costa has scored 19 goals this season so far, which is 1 goal behind Golden Boot leaders, and Harry Kane. Costa is surely biting at the nail for more action, so expect him to come out guns blazing for Leicester on Wednesday if he is not fit for Sunday.
Mourinho finds himself in a predicament for Sunday, without a fully fit striker. This press conference was good news for Chelsea supportersthough. Hearing that Diego will certainly be back next week was music to our ears.