Mourinho delivers latest Chelsea injury update after Fiorentina loss
Jose Mourinho insists that he is not sure if Diego Costa will be fit for Chelsea's clash with Swansea on Saturday
Jose Mourinho insisted that he has no idea if Diego Costa will be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Swansea City on Saturday.
The Brazilian striker sat out Sunday’s Community Shield loss to Arsenal and Wednesday’s 1-0 pre-season defeat by Fiorentina with a hamstring injury as he bids to regain his fitness ahead of Saturday evening’s clash at Stamford Bridge.
Costa, who scored 20 Premier League goals for the Blues last season, missed the latter stages of the 2014-15 campaign with a hamstring problem and Mourinho admitted that he does not know if the striker will be fit for this weekend’s clash.
Asked about Costa, Mourinho told his post-match news conference: “I don’t risk my reputation again. You asked me before last weekend and I told you he’s ready to play and he wasn’t. I don’t know [if he will be fit for Saturday], to be fair.
“I don’t risk to say yes and I don’t risk to say no. I don’t know, that’s the truth.
“Friday is the day before the game and I think I will tell you I don’t know. I will try to understand but it was a surprise for me that he couldn’t play on the weekend.”
Mourinho also played down fears surrounding Eden Hazard after the Belgian playmaker appeared to be limping after coming on as a second-half substitute, and also said that Victor Moses was fine despite being brought off with an apparent eye problem.
“Hopefully no injuries,” he continued. “I saw Hazard limping but I don’t think it was a problem.
“I prefer not to comment on the Victor [Moses] situation but no problem, he has no injury.”