Injury concern ahead of Chelsea clash

Injury concern ahead of Chelsea clash

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

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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