Chelsea Confident Key Man Will Be Passed Fit To Face Liverpool
Chelsea are confident Diego Costa will be passed fit for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool despite the striker being forced off with a rib injury on Tuesday night
Chelsea are confident Diego Costa will be passed fit for Saturday’s crucial clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge despite the striker being forced off with a rib injury on Tuesday night, according to the Guardian.
Costa suffered the injury during Chelsea’s disappointing Capital One Cup loss at Stoke City when he clashed with Charlie Adam in the first half. The striker tried to continue but was eventually forced off to be replaced by Loic Remy in the 33rd minute.
The Brazilian-born hitman was taken to hospital for x-rays and the club have since conducted their own scans at their Cobhan training ground but he was obviously considered as a major doubt for Saturday’s game with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Guardian claim that Chelsea are confident Costa has suffered nothing more than bruising and will therefore be passed fit to play when the Merseysiders come to West London this weekend.
If he’d suffered any sort of fracture Costa would have been facing up to a month on the sidelines so if it is just bruising it will come as a major boost to the Blues and in particular boss Jose Mourinho.
The pressure is mounting on the Portuguese coach after they lost to West Ham and crashed out of the Capital One Cup, and Saturday’s game with Liverpool could prove to be pivotal in his future, so having Costa available for selection would come as a welcome relief.
The Spanish international may not be firing on all cylinders yet this season but he’s still Chelsea’s best striker and they’ll need him on top form this weekend if they want to get back to winning ways.
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