Diego Costa could not finish the game tonight against Everton after the Spaniard was taken to hospital for scans on his injured shin. Costa was taken off on 80th minute in favor of Loic Remy.
Speaking after the game, Guus Hiddink confirmed that Costa was in a lot of pain and is being assessed by club’s medical staff.
Hiddink said: “He’s in the hospital and he will have a scan. We don’t know the result yet and I hope it’s not bad. It’s on his shin. He was in a lot of pain, that’s true.”
Costa was mightily impressive tonight playing with a lot of aggression which saw him score the crucial goal on 64th minute to seal a comeback for his team.
When Costa was taken off, Chelsea conceded the advantage to Everton, only to draw level on 98th minute of the game through an offside goal by John Terry.
Hiddink was further questioned on Costa’s injury and was asked about the possibility of buying another striker in January.
To which, Hiddink replied: “For the moment, we are doing nothing [in the transfer market],” the Dutchman said. “We hope Diego comes out the hospital in good health and we go on as we are doing.”