Saturday, 8 August 2015

TEAM NEWS: Diego Costa fit to start for Chelsea against Swansea City

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is fit enough to start against Swansea City in the reigning champions' first game of the Premier League season.The Spain international missed Sunday's Community Shield defeat to Arsenal with "discomfort" in his troublesome hamstring but came through a training session on Friday evening unscathed.
Costa's return sees Loic Remy drop to the substitutes' bench alongside summer arrivals Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic, while Victor Moses joins them on his return from loan.
Swansea boss Garry Monk has opted to give marquee summer signing Andre Ayew his first Premier League start at Stamford Bridge, with fellow new boys Franck Tabanou and Eder on the bench.
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ramires, Mikel, Moses, Remy, Falcao
Swansea City starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Ki Sung-Yueng, Shelvey; Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero; Gomis
Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Tabanou, Cork, Routledge, Eder

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