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Diego Costa

26-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


Spain

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  4/4/2015
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.

March 23, 2015    Diego Costa News

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Costa is schedule to undergo tests Monday to determine the severity of a hamstring injury he picked up Sunday against Hull City, The Guardian reports.

Costa was replaced in the second half by Loic Remy, who eventually scored himself. Costa has a bit of a history of coming up with injuries just before international duty, which has caused tension between the Spanish FA and Chelsea. While he could be sidelined for the international break, he is expected to be fit to face Stoke City on April 4.

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

March 23, 2015

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Costa was excellent in Chelsea's 3-2 victory over Hull City on Sunday, taking three shots, scoring one goal and setting up another.

Costa's form dipped slightly after returning from his three game suspension in February but he has really pickes it up of late, with three goals and two assists in his last five matches. Chelsea next faces Stoke City on April 4.

March 16, 2015

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Costa scored his 18th Premier League goal during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.

Costa headed home a cross from Branislav Ivanovic to re-take the Premier League goal lead from Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who remains on 17. Costa will look to increase his tally next Sunday against Hull City at KC Stadium.

February 16, 2015

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Costa will start Tuesday's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain, manager Jose Mourinho said Monday.

Costa has missed the last three Premier League matches due to suspension, but with that overly (and not applying to Champions League matches anyway), he'll slot back into the starting lineup ahead of Didier Drogba and Loic Remy.

January 30, 2015

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The FA denied Costa's appeal of a three-match ban for violent conduct Friday.

Costa will miss three Premier League matches, starting with Saturday's huge tilt with Manchester City, followed by matches against Aston Villa and Everton. Didier Drogba is likely to start in his place, with Loic Remy another attacking option.

January 30, 2015

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The FA announced Friday that Costa's three-game suspension for a violent conduct charge would be upheld, ESPNFC.com reports.

The Chelsea striker, who had contested the charge, will miss matches against Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Everton after FA officials determined that he purposefully stepped on Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup. Costa's absence will likely catapult Didier Drogba into the starting lineup for the next three games, though manager Jose Mourinho could opt to give Loic Remy some run as well.

January 29, 2015

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Costa has appealed his violent conduct charge, with a decision from the FA expected to come Friday, the BBC reports.

Costa is facing a three-match ban if the appeal is denied, which will take him out of this weekend's match against Manchester City, as well as Feb. 7 against Aston Villa and Feb. 11 against Everton. If he is forced to sit, Didier Drogba will likely start in his place, with Loic Remy another possible option.

January 28, 2015

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Costa was officially charged by the FA with violent conduct after stomping on Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup. Costa has until Thursday night to appeal the charge, which could see him suspended for three games.

Costa was involved in another incident during the match with Martin Skrtel, but the FA cleared him of violent conduct there. If he doesn't appeal, or loses it, he'll miss Premier League matches against Manchester City on Saturday, Aston Villa on Feb. 7 and Everton on Feb. 11.