Swansea City’s stalwart skipper Ashley Williams has said Chelsea striker Diego Costa in the best forward in the Premier League.
Harry Redknapp: "If Costa is injured a lot and is going to be missing, that's the scary part – can they (Chelsea) get away without him?"
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) August 4, 2015
Is Costa really injured. I reckon it's early mind games from Jose. Swansea could be planning all week playing us without Costa. Hmmm
— Chelsea FC Obviously (@ObviouslyCFC) August 2, 2015
No disrespect to Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao, the Swansea defence will breath a huge sigh of relief if Chelsea’s star striker isn’t on Jose Mourinho’s team-sheet this weekend.
Nonetheless, Williams, who recently revealed he’s staying at Swansea amid rumours of bids from other clubs, has revealed that he believes Diego Costa is the most difficult striker to face in the Premier League. Speaking ahead of the visit to west London, Williams said;
“At the moment I think the most difficult Premier League striker to play against is Diego Costa, he scored a few goals against us last season. He’s one you don’t look forward to playing against to be honest.
“It seems he might miss Saturday’s game, but you never really know until you get to the ground and look at the team-sheet. Whatever XI they field is world class so it doesn’t matter too much, but obviously if he didn’t play it would be a bonus for us.”
Swansea will go to Chelsea with nothing to fear. Monk’s side proved last season that they can go anywhere in the Premier League and get a positive result, and with the possible absence of Costa, maybe the Swans can cause an upset at Stamford Bridge?