Blues hopeful the striker will play despite pulling out of Spain duty.
Having pulled out of the Spain squad due to injury there were concerns Diego Costa would not be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Swansea City on Saturday.
Yet the Guardian reports that the West London club are now confident their top-scorer will return against the Swans as they seek to maintain their 100% record in 2014/15.
Costa had complained of discomfort in his leg following Thursday’s defeat to France in an international friendly, something that was thought not to be associated with the knock he has sustained against Everton the previous weekend.
The 25-year-old was then assessed back in Madrid and as a result pulled out of Monday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Macedonia – which the Spanish won 5-1 in his absence in any case.
Despite having a history of hamstring problems it’s not thought that this niggle is too serious and Jose Mourinho should be able to put Costa in his starting XI to face Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
This will come as a disappointment to Garry Monk and his South Wales side as the Spaniard has been in superb form following a £32m transfer from Atletico Madrid this summer.
In three league games for Mourinho’s team Costa has scored four goals, making him the top-scorer in the English top tier and also a great improvement to fellow countryman Fernando Torres.
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