LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Diego Costa is fit and starts for Chelsea in today’s English Premier League top of the table clash with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
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Costa was a doubt for the game after he withdrew from Spain’s squad for a Euro 2016 qualifier in midweek with a hamstring problem, but the striker passed a fitness test to lead the attack for Jose Mourinho side.
Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic also get starting places, while Loic Remy and Ramires start on the bench.
Mohamed Salah and Willian are also on the bench, but there is no Didier Drogba in the match day squad.
Meanwhile, Gary Monk has opted to stick with Jordi Amat and Ashley Williams at the heart of his defense, with new signing Federico Fernandez starting the game on the bench.
Forward Wilfried Bony is also on the bench, as Bafetimbi Gomis lead the attack.
Chelsea v Swansea
Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Oscar, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Ramires, Salah, Remy, Willian
Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Shelvey, Ki, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis. Subs: Bony, Emnes, Carroll, Tiendalli, Montero, Tremmel, Fernandez
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)