Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink revealed that striker Diego Costa and mid-fielder Oscar were involved in a training ground bust up but said that the duo were separated within seconds.

It is believed that tensions were high in the air in the Cobham base where the Blues where practicing ahead of the FA Cup clash against Scunthorpe on Sunday.

There were heavy tackled flying around and Diego Costa took exception of a challenge from Oscar and responded in kind in a competitive training session, with intervention from team mates required to diffuse the situation.

“It was a pity that our photographer yesterday had a day off because he could’ve shot beautiful pictures of two wolves bumping chests,” said Hiddink, who succeeded Jose Mourinho last month.

“(Costa) took a charge from behind and it was overdone. They stumbled over the ground, stood up and then chested a bit without any further threat of punching or whatever.

“It’s a battle which happens when you’re used to playing at high intensity.

“Oscar apologized in front of the group. They looked at each other and then they started laughing.”

 

 

 

 

The Brazil mid-fielder has looked an improved player under Guus Hiddink but the manager refused to compare his performances when under Jose Mourinho.

“Players like Oscar who are blessed by nature in their talent, they know they have to work hard for the benefit of the team,” Hiddink added.

“Maybe they were relying a bit too much on their talent. They are adding now some things.

“I don’t want to say that it was not (the case) before, but I’m focusing on that because the talent is gifted.”

The manager also made it clear that the FA Cup is a real chance at silverware and commented that his team will give their all to go as far as possible in the cup journey.

“Fourth place in the Premier League is difficult. Then there are two targets left and one is the FA Cup.

“It’s a big target for this group of players to get it.”

 

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