April 18, 2017
Virus Hits Chelsea Before Utd (Sky Sports)
Costa and Victor Moses were victims of the same sickness bug that caused
Marcos Alonso to miss Sunday's defeat to Manchester United.
Antonio Conte's preparations for the match at Old Trafford were disrupted as
left-back Alonso withdrew from the starting XI during the warm-up and it is
understood that Moses and Costa decided to play despite not feeling 100 per
The three players are believed to have felt sick after a team meal on
Thursday and it has emerged they all missed training on Friday.
Sky Sports News HQ also understands Courtois sustained an ankle problem
while playing basketball in a commercial shoot.
After the match Chelsea manager Antonio Conte accepted responsibility for
his side's uninspiring performance that meant the leaders' advantage over
Tottenham remained at four points.
Alonso, Moses, Costa and Courtois are all expected to be fit to face
Tottenham in the highly anticipated FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on