Reports emanating from England after the Chelsea front-man flew back home injured from international duty, was that he might be sidelined for up to 3 weeks with a hamstring tear. However in his press conference on Friday afternoon, the Chelsea boss stated that the situation was being assessed, and that a final training session would give the Chelsea medical team an idea of whether the former Atletico man would be fit to take part in the game on Saturday.
“…He has a chance to play tomorrow. We have a final training session now to confirm his condition and make a final decision…” – Jose Mourinho 12.45pm yesterday
This particular scenario seems identical to the injury situation of the centre forward before the game against Everton where he was rumoured by the British press, to be out for up to 6 months. However following a press conference by the Chelsea boss, the rumour was refuted and the Chelsea forward was available for the match at Goodison Park, in which he scored two well taken goals.
Chelsea fans will be hoping this particular injury rumour will end with the star man leading the line against Swansea today. As he’s tally of 4 goals so far, has been instrumental in the blues currently topping the Premier League table.
Diego Costa niggling injury worries will be a source of constant concern for the London side, as the 32million pounds man, has been on and off the injury table consistently for the past 5 months. Chelsea will hoping the Augusts’ Barclays player of the month recovers his fitness long enough to lead the club’s title campaign.
In the event of Costa’s absence from proceedings at Stamford Bridge today, Chelsea don’t look in good shape to adequately replace his fire power as Loic Remy has only just got into the club, and will need to familiarize himself with the style, tactic and pattern of play in other gel properly with his team mates upfront. Mourinho is also not the type of manager to start a player that he hasn’t worked with before, without allowing him time with his teammates. This note withstanding the player’s quality (the case of Filipe Luis, the best leftback in Spain last season, a prime example)
Every lover of competitive football and the Premier League will be hoping Costa overcomes his injury worries and gets back to the action soon.