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Costa To Return For Chelsea v Man City Showdown

diego-costa-cfcChelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that striker Diego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City in a huge match on Sunday.

Costa has made a brilliant start to his Chelsea career, scoring seven times in four Premier League matches already. But the £32 million signing from Atletico Madrid was only a substitute in Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Schalke as he his not ready to play more than one game a week, after aggrevating a hamstring problem while on international duty earlier this month.

“Everybody’s ready to play,” Mourinho said. “Diego is not in the best condition, but he will start the game. He plays this game, he cannot play against Bolton. It’s as simple as that. I know clearly that we have to try to protect him until he gets completely fit.”

“In this moment I don’t have this problem,” Mourinho said. “He plays Sunday, doesn’t play against Bolton (in the Capital One Cup next Wednesday). He plays against Aston Villa next Saturday (27 September). In this moment decision made. Let’s see his evolution, let’s hope he comes in the right direction and becomes available to play every game.”

Costa hurt his hamstring late last season for Atleti, and it has to be a concern for Chelsea that five months later he still has not fully recovered.

Even though it is still early in the season, Sunday’s result could have a serious impact on the title race. Chelsea head to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with a five point lead over City after only four games. If Chelsea were to repeat last season’s 1-0 win there, you would have to wonder if City can overcome an 8 point gap over a team as strong as the Blues.

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Joshua addo September 20, 2014, 10:30 am

    ”Lovemy team

  • kamalu kelechi September 20, 2014, 7:44 am

    we can still do it. I believe my club da blues

  • john majekodunmi September 20, 2014, 5:49 am

    We need a winning game not to underate any club’s because every club have the ability be strong to play any upper club so for that we don’t.we need to underate any of the club we are playing.that’s all.

  • David September 20, 2014, 5:04 am

    I hope costa gets well hmmmm….. we need costa to scoring more goals.

  • emerald September 20, 2014, 4:21 am

    I think COsta is our new drogba,I love to watch him play

  • ENGR.IG SANDRO September 20, 2014, 3:48 am

    iam so much greatful to God dat coaster is back against man city. i prayed no more breakdown again in jesus name

  • BISMARK September 20, 2014, 2:54 am

    He will score 2-0 tomorrow

  • HENRY SHINDIKA September 20, 2014, 1:29 am

    i think he will completely recover from his injury soon.
    GOD BLESS DIEGO COSTA

  • rexo baako p3 September 19, 2014, 6:40 pm

    The blues will win n I kno costa will score a goal

  • AbdulRazaq Durowade September 19, 2014, 2:58 pm

    Terry must not let us down in d Chelsea defence wishind Chelsea best of luck against man city Abdul

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