Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has said that Diego Costa will be fit for tomorrow night's clash with West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge after picking up a knee injury during the FA Cup win over Scunthorpe at the weekend, and has suggested the forward will start against the Baggies.
The Blues boss said he and the board do talk about transfers after he was asked about the subject but wouldn't disclose any information to the assembled media.
After two home games this week, he still insisted that the target for the side remains a place in the top four, and seems prepared to use younger players for as long as Chelsea are in with a chance of achieving that target.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as shown on the Chelsea website: "We have made a good sequence in the previous games, we've got some results and it would be good if we could continue that. We've got a busy schedule with tomorrow and then the Everton game."
"As long as we have the possibility to go for fourth place, we will go for that. Meanwhile, when it's not like that, step by step and maybe young players can participate in the first squad.
"It's also not an issue bringing in youngsters. They must learn also to try and work under this pressure. As long as we have the possibility mathematically, I will not hesitate to play youngsters."
Hiddink also dismissed reports that youngster Kennedy could leave the club on loan, saying his services are needed for the time being at Stamford Bridge.
Hiddink added: "He is one of those young guys at the moment who will stay until the end of the season because we might need him, and give him the chance to get more experience."