Diego Costa returned to Chelsea’s starting XI for the Premier League leaders’ home game against Hull City on Sunday.
The Brazil-born Spain international, Chelsea’s top scorer with 14 goals, missed last weekend’s 3-0 win at Leicester City due to a back complaint.
But he was reported to have had a furious training-ground row with fitness coach Julio Tous and was also thought to be the subject of a mega-money offer from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian.
Costa replaced Willian in the only change made by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
Conte said: “I try to make the best decision for the team – and for this reason I decided to start him.”
Asked if Costa was in the right frame of mind to play, Conte added: “If I decide to pick a player in my starting eleven for sure he must have a great mentality.”
Hull manager Marco Silva handed a debut to Norwegian right-back Omar Elabdellaoui and a full debut to Brazilian midfielder Evandro.