Pre-season pressure for champions Chelsea | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

FRIDAY 07 AUGUST 2015

2014/15 English Premier League champions Chelsea have been
dealt with a massive blow, only days out from match day one of the new season.

Diego Costa has been ruled out of the blues opening clash
with Swansea on Saturday due to hamstring trouble. The injury cloud has
overshadowed any positivity Chelsea fans may have had before the season began.
Scans are not revealing anything to be wrong with Costa’s hamstring, which
makes this injury concern all the more unusual.  

“It is not a good feeling for him, it is not a good feeling
for me. You have a minimum of five title contenders and the other teams get
stronger and stronger”, said Mourinho.

An even bigger concern for the Chelsea boss is the
uncertainty of new signing Radamel Falcao and whether he can fill Costa’s
shoes.

The current champions lost another pre-season friendly last
night against Fiorentina 1-0. The biggest worry was the lack of pace from the
Columbian striker, often looking like he was dragging a ball and chain.

Mourinho isn’t fazed about his side’s pre-season results,
claiming that the real football starts against Swansea in match day one.

DI MARIA OUT THE DOOR- PSG DEAL CONFIRMED 

Argentinian attacker Angel Di Maria is finally out the door
after a poor season with Manchester United.  

His transfer to PSG was confirmed last night, putting the French champions £45m out of pocket.

The former Real Madrid maestro only lasted a season,
clashing heads with Man U manager Louis Van Gaals demands and expectations.

The demise of Di Maria may come down to the hard work of
Ashley Young, who turned his United career around in the latter stages of the
season.

Di Maria will be joining Argentinian team-mates Javier
Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi, which will do PSG’s team chemistry no
harm at all.

“Lavezzi has been telling me that PSG is a fantastic club,
One of the factors that brought me here is my friendship with Lavezzi”, said Di
Maria.

JACK WILSHERE THE NEW DIABY? 

 

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been dealt with a
shocking run of injuries. His latest injury was confirmed last night, a hairline
fracture in his left fibula.

The 23 year old still has age on his side, although he could
miss six to eight weeks after missing out on a good half of last season with an
ankle injury. 

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By ARI CHARILAOU

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