Premier League - Chelsea hope injured Costa can play against Everton

Chelsea have confirmed that Diego Costa has suffeed a 'minor muscular injury', but remain hopeful he can feature at the weekend.

Premier League - Costa in fitness race to make Swansea clash

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Diego Costa.

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.

Roma’s Mattia Destro has been linked with a move to west London, though it is believed that the Blues could be interested in acquiring the services of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on loan.

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