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Birthdate:  October 7, 1988    Birthplace:  Lagarto, Brazil    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  187 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Transferred from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea FC in July 2014.

December 14, 2014    Diego Costa News

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Costa scored in the 68th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday, his 12th goal in 13 Premier League appearances this season.

Costa snapped a four-game goalless streak, his longest of the season. Manager Jose Mourinho commented recently that Costa was not up to full fitness and needed to play more to get there, and his goal Saturday surely looks like he's getting back. Up next is a Dec. 22 match at Stoke City.

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Diego Costa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 9, 2014

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Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Tuesday that Costa will start Wednesday's Champions League match against Sporting CP.

Mourinho recently stated that he hoped Costa could improve his fitness, something he's attributed to his lack of scoring recently. With Chelsea already wrapping up the top spot in the group, Costa is highly unlikely to play 90 minutes ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Hull City.

December 8, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has asked Costa to improve his fitness in order to end his goalless streak after scoring twice in the last seven matches, reports the Daily Mail.

Costa scored seven goals in his first four games for Chelsea, but has since dealt with hamstring problems. He is not the leading scorer in the league anymore, and the team lost to Newcastle on Saturday.

December 5, 2014

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Costa, who was suspended for Wednesday's match against Tottenham due to yellow-card accumulation, will start Saturday against Newcastle, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Friday.

Costa was likely to be rested for one of the three games Chelsea will play in eight days, so the suspension was almost helpful in that respect. He will head into Sunday's match second in the Premier League with 11 goals in 11 matches.

December 4, 2014

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After serving a one-game ban for picking up five yellow cards, Costa is eligible for Saturday's match at Newcastle.

Costa, the second-leading scorer in the Premier League, is expected to slot right back into the starting XI after the short break, which actually worked a bit in his favor, as he was unlikely to play in all three games over this week anyway. Didier Drogba, who had a goal and an assist while starting for Costa on Wednesday against Tottenham, will likely head back to the bench.

November 30, 2014

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Costa picked up his fifth yellow card of the season Saturday against Sunderland, and he will be suspended for Wednesday's match against Spurs.

Loic Remy will likely get the start in place of Costa, who managed only two shots during Saturday's scoreless draw, his fewest shot attempts since he took one against QPR back on Nov. 1.

November 28, 2014

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Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that his entire squad is fit, aside form Nathan Ake, which means Costa is expected to start Saturday's match against Sunderland.

Costa, who scored his 11th Premier League goal last weekend against West Brom, was reportedly battling a knock, but he looks good to go as he chases Manchester City's Sergio Aguero for the league-lead in goals.

November 23, 2014

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Costa took four shots (three on goal) and scored in the 11th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday.

Costa now has 11 goals in 10 Premier League starts this season, and with manager Jose Mourinho saying earlier in the week that Costa was fully fit, more goals should be expected in the coming games.