Costa Update: Chelsea Optimistic Over Hamstring Injury

By on September 8, 2014

Chelsea are optimistic Diego Costa will be available for their Premier League clash with Swansea City on Saturday afternoon despite the striker withdrawing from the Spain squad with a hamstring injury, according to the Guardian.

Costa was forced to pull out of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia after feeling discomfort in his left hamstring during last Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to France in Paris.

It’s understood the injury isn’t related to the problem the 25-year-old had in training two weeks ago but he was sent for scans in Madrid on Friday and was assessed Spain’s medical team before returning to West London to undergo further tests.

The Guardian claim that after conducting their own examinations, Chelsea are optimistic Costa hasn’t suffered any serious injury and could now be in with a chance of being fit to face Swansea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The paper states that the striker will continue to be monitored throughout the coming week but it will be a major boost to Jose Mourinho if the Brazilian-born hitman is in contention this weekend after it looked like he could be on the sidelines for at least a couple of weeks.

Costa has settled in well following his big-money move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid this summer, scoring four goals in his first three games, so he’d be a huge miss if he was ruled out for any period of time.

Chelsea welcome fellow table-toppers Swansea to the Bridge before entertaining Schalke in the Champions League four days later, and Mourinho will be desperate to have his main forward available as he looks to continue his sides impressive start to the new season.

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