English Premiership

Mourinho happy with strike-force

2015-08-03 14:07
Diego Costa (Supplied)
Diego Costa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Defending champions Chelsea will go into the first weekend of the Premier League with fitness doubts over their number one striker Diego Costa. 

On Sunday, neither Loic Remy nor new signing Radamel Falcao gave many indications that they are ready to step into his shoes.

Last season's top scorer, Costa struggled with hamstring problems in the latter half of the campaign and Mourinho said he did not know if the Spain striker would be fit to face Swansea City on Saturday.

"But Falcao will have a bit more football," said the Chelsea manager.

"Falcao will play against Fiorentina (in a friendly on Wednesday) from the start. Remy again too. If we don't have Diego, I'm happy with the strikers we have."


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