Chelsea latest: Costa 'trains with anger', Gunner says Blues were brill and Cavani linked

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All the latest Chelsea news including Diego Costa, Wojciech Szczesny on the Stamford Bridge loss, an update on Thibaut Courtois and Edinson Cavani linked.

Captain John Terry has confessed he is confused at how rumours of Diego Costa's apparent fitness troubles originated as the penalty-box striker trains like an animal at Chelsea's training centre in Cobham, Surrey.

He told Sky Sports: "He looks angry and he looks aggressive. He's fit and that's the main thing. Diego has been a nightmare for defenders and he popped up with another great finish against Arsenal."

Costa, of course, was one of a number of difference-makers as the Blues comfortably coasted past Arsenal yesterday, Sunday, after downing the Gunners with a 2-0 score.

The Spaniard got himself on the score-sheet after being assisted by Francesc Fabregas as he doubled a lead that was first established by Eden Hazard from the penalty spot.

Currently atop of the Premier League with 19 points from a possible 21, Chelsea lead second place Manchester City by five points.

"Teams are out to get us because we are at the top and playing well," said Terry, urging his side to avoid becoming complacent.

"The international break is here and we need to come back and maintain our form after that as well. It's very important we do that.

"You're just hoping when you're at the top and have a five-point cushion and more on certain teams, a couple of them slip up again and that increases.

"If that happens, it's a lot of points to give up early on. All we can do is keep winning and wait for those teams to slip up.

"[The title race] is not over," he concluded.

Chelsea's display yesterday was so devastating that even Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny conceded that "you have to take your hats off" to the brilliance of the Blues.

The man between the sticks said on talkSPORT: "Chelsea are very sound defensively and you know how hard it is to score at Stamford Bridge.

"Chelsea defended very well and took their chances, so fair play to them. Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to the brilliance of the opposition.

"I think they've come up with two great moments today. One was the run from Hazard to win the penalty and a great second goal."

Elsewhere, the club have been criticised after the in-game management allowed Thibaut Courtois to continue competing for 15 minutes after losing consciousness following a clash with Alexis Sanchez.

Brain injury expert Peter McCabe who is chief executive of Headway said: "Was the third ‘tunnel doctor’ consulted on the decision to allow Courtois to continue? If so, did he or she agree that there was no suspicion of concussion?

“From television footage alone, it is difficult to assess the severity of an injury and the decision of the medical team assessing the player has to be respected.

“However it is hard to understand how a concussion was not suspected following the sickening clash.”

And finally, could Edinson Cavani come in to replace Diego Drogba, according to talkSPORT.

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