Spain striker Diego Costa faces an anxious wait after he was sent to hospital for scans on a shin injury sustained in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday.
The Blues frontman has been reinvigorated since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, scoring five goals in five games under the Dutchman.
Costa, who was Chelsea’s top scorer last season with 20 goals as he completed a Premier League and League Cup double in his first season in English football, will be aiming to maintain his form and cement a place in the Spanish squad for the defence of their European Championship crown in France this summer.
Hiddink confirmed that Costa was in a lot of pain when he came off in the Everton clash, but the Blues boss is not looking to bring in a replacement just yet.
“He was in a lot of pain. He will have a scan. We don’t know the result. I hope it’s not bad,” Hiddink said
“For the moment we are doing nothing (in the transfer market).
“We hope Diego comes out the hospital in good health and we go on as we are doing.”
Costa featured four times in qualifying as Spain booked their place at Euro 2016, with the 27-year-old scoring once.
The Spanish will attempt to win the European Championships for a third time running in France this summer, having already triumphed at Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
They have been draw alongside Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey in Group D for the 2016 tournament.
Spain are 1.57 to top their section while they are 6.00 to land an unprecedented third straight European Championship win.