Pre match press conference: Antonio Conte provides injury update on Diego Costa and Eden Hazard

ANTONIO CONTE has declared Eden Hazard and Diego Costa fit for Chelsea’s match with Middlesbrough.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that he has no injury concerns heading into Sunday’s Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

In-form striker Diego Costa picked up a groin injury during the 5-0 rout of Everton before the international break, forcing him to pull out of the Spain squad to face Macedonia and England.

There were also doubts over Eden Hazard after he limped off during Belgium’s win over Estonia, but Conte is confident that both players will be available for this weekend’s match.

“All my players are available this weekend. Costa had a slight injury against Everton but now his physical condition is good,” he told reporters.

“I am pleased for Eden because he is playing fantastic football and working very well in training. He is a great player. It was a pity to stop our run for the internationals but this is normal and now we must find a way to restart in the right way.”

Chelsea have won their last five league games without conceding a goal.

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