Chelsea are trying to speed up the recovery of their injured forward Diego Costa, with Jose Mourinho hoping to have his top scorer available for their trip to the Emirates, according to The Telegraph.
Their desperation and willingness to rush Costa back into action just shows how nervous they are about facing us later this month, which bodes well heading into the tail end of the season.
The Blues head to the Emirates on April 26, in a game that, as it stands, could decide the Premier League.
With our current form however, combined with Chelsea’s erratic performances and potentially tricky fixture list, some are tipping us for a late title push.
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It’s slightly unrealistic to look that far ahead at the moment, with Chelsea still holding a seven point lead – not to mention a game in hand. If we keep taking it one game at a time however, then we could at the very least keep up the pressure on Mourinho’s side right until the death.
Costa was rushed back into action against Stoke City, and hobbled off after just 12 minutes on the pitch. The fact that they are willing to risk his fitness in favour of bringing him back early suggests they are looking over their shoulders and have serious concerns about our potential in the last few games.
Although it would obviously be superb to see us pip Chelsea to the Premier League title, I’m not holding my breath just yet. I am quietly confident that Arsene Wenger will be able to break his duck over Jose Mourinho when we meet later this month however, something that has plagued us for years.