Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed his concern about the extent of striker Diego Costa’s persistent hamstring injury.
Costa, 26, has been dogged by hamstring problem for months now and was restricted to 24 premier league starts in his debut season at Chelsea.
He still managed to ship in 20 league goals as Chelsea marched to the title, but his persistent injury shows no sign of clearing up. He is way short of match fitness ahead of the blues opener at home to Swansea in the premier league this weekend.
Mourinho explained that the medical staffs have revealed that the injury is not showing up on scans, meaning the Club have no idea when he will be 100% fit again. He played no part in Wednesday’s defeat to Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge.
“Costa is not ready. It is not a good feeling for him, it is not a good feeling for me,” Mourinho told reporters, “I have to be honest and say that it is a bit of a concern.”
It means Mourinho must now consider bolstering his forward line with only Radamel Falcao, who has a question mark hanging over him after an indifferent loan spell at Manchester United last season, and also Loic Remy’s inconsistent show is also an issue to ponder about.
Mourinho said “in the moment, the only thing I want to do is play against Swansea. The squad is good enough and big enough to play Swansea”.