Mee up for Costa battle

11 February 2017 08:20:55 EST

Burnley defender Ben Mee says he is ready for the battle when he goes up against Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Sunday.

The Clarets' impressive home record this season will be put to the test this weekend when champions elect Chelsea head to Turf Moor.

Spain forward Deigo Costa has been one of the main reasons for the Blues strong campaign so far this term.

Mee knows he will have a real test on his hands this weekend but he is looking forward to going toe-to-toe with the physical Costa.

He said: "He's a very good player and one who'll put themselves about as well as having the quality. I don't think he gets as much credit as other players for that – he's fantastic on the ball.

"I like that he's got that edge about him - you wouldn't want to take that away. If he's in your side he's fighting for everything for the group of lads he plays with.

"It adds to the battle. It's going to be a good test and I want to come out on top. It’s one you enjoy. You've got to do your best yourself and it certainly makes you work harder."

Burnley are 7/1 to win, 10/3 to draw and 1/2 to lose to Chelsea.

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