Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has laughed off talk of a training ground brawl between Oscar and Diego Costa earlier this week, describing the problem as 'solved', while suggesting that initial reports of the disagreement were exaggerated.


"There would have been some beautiful pictures of the two bulls who were chesting a bit after a challenge from behind from the smallest bull - Oscar," Hiddink told the media at Chelsea's Cobham training ground on Friday.

"His challenge from behind was overdone, especially when you know Oscar who is not the biggest tackler in the team. They stumbled over, stood up and chested a bit without any further seriousness," the veteran Dutchman added.


"It was the threat of two bulls. We came in between but there was no need to grab them to avoid them hitting [each other]. It was an intense and sharp training session and these things happen.


"After that Oscar apologised in front of the group for his overreacting and they looked at each other and started laughing. Jokes were made after. It's solved."

Almost as soon as the stories surfaced, Oscar took to Twitter to deny that any kind of 'fight' had taken place. He tweeted in Portuguese, "Whoever is saying that Diego Costa and I had a fight at training is lying. He is one of my best friends and we would never fight."


Chelsea face League One side Scunthorpe United in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Hiddink won the competition during his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge back in 2009 and would very much like to win it again.

"When I started we said we have to have some aims - with a big club you have to set some targets," the interim boss said. "Fourth place in the Premier League is difficult, but then there are two targets left of which one is the FA Cup. It is a big target for this group of players together."


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