Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been passed fit for Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion.
However, Eden Hazard is still unavailable with the groin problem he sustained in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Costa limped off during Sunday’s FA Cup win over Scunthorpe after taking a blow to the knee.
But Guus Hiddink has confirmed the Spain striker is fit to face the Baggies and he is likely to start despite the return to fitness of Loic Remy, who was suffering with a calf injury.
‘Costa is OK. He got a contusion on his knee, it was not inside the joint,’ Hiddink said. ‘The day after the game he was eager to go on to the pitch already so I was a little bit amazed.’
When asked if Costa was fit to start, Hiddink added: ‘I think so.’
The 27-year-old was replaced by Bertrand Traore in the 86th minute at Stamford Bridge and his fitness is a big boost for Hiddink who is still without Radamel Falcao.
Hazard and the Colombian forward were the only members of Chelsea’s squad not to train with the group at Cobham on Tuesday.
‘Remy is joining the group,’ Hiddink said. ‘He trained individually but the last two days he practiced with us so he will be joining the group.
‘Hazard was on the pitch today with the physios and the trainers, he was doing better and better but is still not available.
‘(He is) not with the group because we had some experience that he was set back at bit so we want to have him fit. It’s better a little bit late than one hour too early.’
Hazard lasted just 16 minutes at Selhurst Park on January 2 having only recently made his return from a hip problem suffered in Jose Mourinho’s last game at Leicester City.