Blues’ boss Jose Mourinho was sweating over the fitness of his £32 million signing after Costa pulled up in training with a hamstring strain, though it has since been confirmed that the striker has suffered a "minor muscular injury."
The Brazilian-born Spaniard underwent tests at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, and though a number of news outlets reported the injury to be a serious one, the Chelsea backroom staff are still hopeful Costa can feature against Everton at the weekend.
A length injury to the 25-year-old would have seen Chelsea without a recognised first-choice striker, with reports indicating that Fernando Torres is set to leave Stamford Bridge on loan, whilst Didier Drogba has been restricted to substitute appearances so far this season.
If Costa is indeed ruled out for the near future then media speculation suggests that Chelsea could look to bring in another forward before the end of the transfer window.
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