Diego Costa and Gary Cahill fit for Community Shield

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Chelsea's Diego Costa and Gary Cahill have both been passed fit for Sunday’s Community Shield match against Arsenal, boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

The pair suffered injuries during Chelsea’s pre-season tour match against Barcelona in the United States.

England defender Cahill left the pitch with a suspected broken nose after scoring Chelsea’s 85th-minute equaliser, while Spain forward Costa was replaced on the hour mark by Loic Remy due to a worry over his hamstring.

Mourinho admitted following his side’s 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over the European champions that he would wait to hear the full diagnosis of the pair’s injuries before making a decision on whether to include them in the season’s curtain raiser with the Gunners. 

News of their availability will come as a major boost for Mourinho, who currently has no other injury concerns heading into the match. 

When asked over the fitness of his squad, Mourinho said: "All good."

He added: "There are no concerns, no protections (for Costa). We have three top strikers. I’m not worried. No problem."

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The match with Arsenal will also see Mourinho resume his rivalry with Arsene Wenger. 

Mourinho, who is yet to taste defeat in 13 encounters with Wenger, has endured a spikey relationship with the Frenchman and even branded him a "specialist in failure" in 2014. 

But the Chelsea boss was keen to play down his exceptional record over Wenger and Arsenal, insisting he doesn’t think about it. 

"I just want my club to get the best possible result. It doesn't matter about Arsenal, it doesn't matter about the manager," Mourinho said. 

"I’ve never made a special thing about wins over Arsenal. I don’t explode with happiness when I beat them, and I won’t make drama when lose."

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