Potential striker crisis at Chelsea with Costa struggling

Jose Mourinho could have a potential striking crisis on his hands this weekend after it was revealed Diego Costa was struggling with a hamstring injury, the Telegraph is reporting.

It is feared their lethal Spaniard, who has already netted nine times for his new club, could well be out for up to three weeks if he fails to prove his fitness this weekend – leaving the club with Loic Remy and Didier Drogba as its only senior strikers.

However the Ivorian is also struggling with an ankle problem meaning Remy is potentially the sole fit striker amongst Chelsea’s ranks.

Costa is still struggling with a hamstring problem that blighted him towards the end of last season with Mourinho claiming last month that his main man can only feature in one full game a week.

And the 26-year-old, who finally opened his Spanish account during the international break, reportedly pulled up in training upon his return and despite continuing treatment there is a real fear he could face a three week lay-off.

Should Remy suffer any blows this weekend or during the Champions League clash with Maribor on Tuesday there is a real possibility the Blues will face Manchester United without a fit centre forward.

While the likes of Andre Schurrle are not alien to filling in at the point of attack it will be a significant blow if Mourinho cannot keep Remy fit too.

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