Diego Costa could be in line to face Roberto Martinez's side after all, reports say.
Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 29, 2014
The Spaniard, signed from Atletico Madrid this summer for a £32 million fee, was initially feared to have suffered an injury that could rule him out for up to six weeks.
Those fears were soon allayed, however, as Costa was assessed in training. A decision was then delayed as to whether he would travel to Goodison Park.
Now, the 25-year-old has reportedly come through training unscathed and will thus travel north with the rest of the Chelsea squad.
Fernando Torres is believed to be negotiating terms ahead of a move to AC Milan, so the mantle may fall to Didier Drogba to start against Everton.
Costa, though, may now be fit enough to come off the bench for the Blues during Saturday evening's clash.
Earlier today, boss Jose Mourinho told reporters:
"At this moment, I can't say much. We are trying everything for him to play tomorrow. He didn't train for the last two days. Today we must make a decision to select him or not," Mourinho told reporters at a pre-match press conference.
"He has to try a light training session to see if the reaction is positive. If the reaction is positive, we take him to Everton to play, to be on the bench. Let's see. If the reaction is not positive today, obviously we don't select him."
Will Costa score if he comes off the bench?