Diego Costa has given Chelsea a huge boost by declaring himself fit for the club’s Premier League opener against Swansea on Saturday, the Daily Express reports.
The Spain international missed last weekend’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal, during which Jose Mourinho gave a half to both Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy.
Costa also sat out of the friendly defeat to Italian side Fiorentina earlier in the week as the club look to take precautions over aggravating the hamstring injury that hampered him last season.
The Express claims that Blues boss Jose Mourinho said he had no idea whether Costa would be fit to face the Swans, but the player himself reportedly feels that he should be able to make it through their final training session before kick off having enjoyed a week’s rest.
Costa bagged 20 goals in the Premier League last season, despite a hamstring injury limiting him to just 26 appearances, forcing Mourinho to utilise Didier Drogba and Loic Remy in his absence.
Drogba has been replaced by former Man United loanee Radamel Falcao, while Remy is now being expected to stay at the club this season as back up.
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