Charity Shield Costa, Cahil fit to face Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Diego Costa and Gary Cahill will be available for the game on Sunday

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dispel reports that striker Diego Costa and defender Gary Cahill will not fit to face Arsenal in the Charity Shield on Sunday, August 2.

The duo of Cahill (nose) and Costa (hamstring) were cause for concern after the International Champions Cup game against Barcelona.

Speaking to the media ahead of the game Mourinho disclose that the duo will be involve in the English Premier League curtain raiser.

"All good," Mourinho said.

"There are no concerns, no protections (for Costa). We have three top strikers. I'm not worried. No problem."

Mourinho is unbeated in13 meetings with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger but the Portuguese as downplayed the importance of the Charity Shield as it is lesser than a league game.

Diego Costa grew up a headstrong youngster from his Brazilian hometown, Lagarto to Spain and now England play Costa will be facing Arsenal on Sunday (Getty Images)


"I think it's in between. It's more than a friendly," Mourinho said.

"Like with Barcelona or PSG (who Chelsea played in friendlies), but it's less than a league game. Different motivation.

"I've never made a special thing about wins over Arsenal.

"I don't explode with happiness when I beat them, and I won't make drama when I lose.

Watch the highlights of Chelsea's last game below:

Chelsea vs Barcelona 4-2 Penalties and highlights International Champions Cup 2015

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