Moody blues: Diego Costa is equal top scorer with Willian this season

By Coral Barry

Diego Costa has been rushed to hospital for scans on a shin injury sustained in Chelsea’s 3-3 Premier League thriller with Everton on Saturday.

The controversial striker scored a goal and supplied an assist as Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down before limping off at the 80-minute mark with the score at 2-2.

Initially, it appeared that Costa had gone down holding his calf but manager Guus Hiddink revealed afterwards that he had a shin problem.

“He’s in the hospital now for a scan but we don’t know the result,” explained Hiddink at his post-match media conference. “It’s on his shin. He was in a lot of pain but as soon as we know what is in the report we will put it out there.

“We hope Diego will come out in good health.”

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Chelsea’s twitter account posted this shortly after the game.

Costa has scored five goals in five games under Hiddink and the Blues boss cannot afford to lose the striker to a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Hiddink confirmed that despite his lack of options, Chelsea were not in negotiations with any club over signing a new striker.

Chelsea’s next match against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on 24 January.