Injury concern ahead of Chelsea clash

Middlesbrough's George Friend is being assessed ahead of the visit of Chelsea on Sunday.

Injury concern ahead of Chelsea clash

Boro have confirmed that full-back George Friend picked up a knock during training this week and may be a doubt for the upcoming fixture.

Fabio da Silva has returned from a knee injury which he picked up against Fulham in the EFL Cup and could replace Friend.

Likewise, Antonio Barragan could fill in at left-back as he did against West Brom, when Friend was ruled out with a calf strain.

Meanwhile, Premier League top scorer Diego Costa has been declared fit to face Boro. Having picked up a groin injury whilst on International duty, the Spanish international underwent treatment in London.

Eden Hazard will face a late fitness test after picking up a knock during Belgium's win over Estonia. However, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez claims it was 'precautionary' to substitute the player during the game.

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Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January

The 34-year-old English midfielder's future at Middlesbrough FC looks uncertain due to a clause in his contract.

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Speaking in the build up to the game, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis stated that his team have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Millwall clash.

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Middlesbrough hope that the lack of playing time under Claudio Ranieri could force the midfielder to move.

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The 32-year-old striker is currently plying for La Liga side Girona, having scored 12 league goals already this season.