Chelsea will look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season against Newcastle when they face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Boss Jose Mourinho is expected to rest key players having already qualified for the next round, but Costa could be given a run out. The Special One has already confirmed that John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard are all resting up for the clash, but Costa will have a chance to prove his fitness have struggled with injuries at times this term.
Kurt Zouma will likely step into Terry's place for the game against their Portuguese opponents, while Andre Schurrle and Loic Remy may be given chances to shine.
Mourinho also confirmed that 18-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek into his squad, and he will likely be given some game time as Chelsea look to end their qualifying campaign with a flourish.
Chelsea to move for Icardi
It’s being claimed that Chelsea will look to add to their strikers with a move for Mauro Icardi in January.
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The Inter Milan forward has ben linked with Liverpool and Tottenham in the past, but the Express say he’s keen on a move to England and may join the Blues. So eager is he to play in the Premier League that he will snub any advances from Spanish clubs in the hope of making his move across the channel.
The 21-year-old is an exciting young talent and has eight goals in 14 Serie A games having joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria earlier this year. The Italian giants may not want to sell their star striker but may concede defeat if Chelsea come calling - and could move for Erik Lamela as his replacement.
Chelsea win chanting poll
And finally Chelsea fans have topped a poll to find the funniest Christmas themed chant, winning out with an ode to Jose Mourinho to the tune of Let it Snow.
"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the goals are so delightful, Stamford Bridge is the place to go, Mourinho! Mourinho! Mourinho!"
The poll of 2,000 football fans by bookmakers William Hill had the Stamford Bridge faithful come out on top ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle.
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