Football

Mourinho 
to make 
late decision 
on Costa

Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho will make a late decision on whether striker Diego Costa will be fit to feature for Chelsea in tonight's clash against Swansea.

Costa, the £32 million ($67m) signing from Atletico Madrid, has scored four times in his first three games for Chelsea.

Not surprisingly, the 25-year-old was named the Premier League Player of the Month for August, but he had to withdraw from the Spain squad during the international break with a hamstring problem.

"Diego came back injured, but that was last Saturday," Mourinho said.

"He had one week to work hard with the medical department. He has a chance to play tomorrow.

"We have a training session to confirm his condition and to make the final decision."

Mourinho had little doubt Costa would adapt swiftly to the EPL.

"When we bought him, we were very optimistic," the Portuguese added.

"His profile as a player, his profile also as a person. A player (who) is also part of a team and we knew that the team was going in a certain direction and was waiting for a person like him to be there.

"His start was good. Three matches, three victories and four goals."

Loic Remy, who signed from QPR for a reported fee of £10.5m after Fernando Torres left for AC Milan on a two-year loan, is in contention to make his debut against the Swans, who, like Chelsea, have begun the season with three wins from 
three games. 
- PA 
Sport.