Costa Ready For Man City Clash
Chelsea striker, Diego Costa believes the Premier League leader can end Manchester City’s title hopes when the two sides meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The thought of fourth-placed City winning the match and helping second-place Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the top to four points, does not come to mind for the Spain international.
Chelse are seven points clear of Sppurs and 11 ahead of City, who drew 2-2 at Arsenal on Sunday after twice taking the lead.
But Saturday’s surprise 2-1 home defeat to lowly Crystal Palace has revived hopes elsewhere that Chelsea could be vulnerable.
That was Chelsea’s first home defeat since September and has served as a wake-up call for the Blues, who have looked title certainties.
Costa, who has scored 17 league goals this season but only four since Christmas told reporters that this not the time to let themselves down but to keep their heads up and think ahead for their game against Manchester City which will be very important in the title race.
Both sides will be looking back to last year for comfort, with Chelsea winning 3-1 at the Etihad in December while City won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last April against an off-form home side with very little to play for.
Chelsea hope to have wing-back Victor Moses back in action after a calf injury ruled him out at the weekend.