Chelsea sweating on Costa's fitness
Chelsea are racing to get star striker Diego Costa fit for their English Premier League clash against Swansea on Saturday.
The £32 million ($65m) summer transfer from Atletico Madrid withdrew from Spain's squad after he picked up a minor hamstring problem while facing France in a friendly last week.
While Costa has been troubled by hamstring problems in the past, various media outlets in the UK are reporting that Chelsea feel confident that the Brazil-born attacker's latest trouble is not serious following the club's assessment of the injury.
The 25-year-old has been in stunning form since joining the Blues with four goals in three league appearances.
He could be key for Jose Mourinho's side if they are to maintain their perfect start against Swansea, who also have three wins from three games.
No Chelsea pressure
Meanwhile, Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has justified Costa's withdrawal from the La Roja squad that went on to open the defence of their Euro title with a 5-1 thrashing of Macedonia.
The 63-year-old said: "It hasn't been easy with Diego. All his teammates are trying to help him. He's a great guy and has always shown interest in playing for Spain.
"When there were doubts surrounding his fitness, he was the first wanting to join the squad.
"Now he's in great form but I wouldn't suggest that he's feeling pressure from his club."
Sources: Daily Telegraph, Mail Online, Mirror Online, The Guardian