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Diego Costa

26-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


Spain

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  5/3/2015
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.

April 17, 2015    Diego Costa News

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Manager Jose Mourino said Friday that Costa may return from his hamstring injury to face Arsenal on April 26. "He is progressing very well," Mourinho said. "I think he has a chance for next weekend. As I have said our target is for Diego to play the last four matches, and Arsenal is the sixth match before the end, so if he doesnít play against Arsenal or Leicester itís not a problem because our focus was on four, but things are going so well that we think he has a chance to play next weekend."

Costa aggravated a previous hamstring injury April 4 against Stoke City and was expected to miss numerous weeks. Given that he re-injured himself after possibly returning too soon, it would not be surprising if he wasn't rushed back before the initial timetable. If he does return for the last four matches, he'll get back May 3 against Crystal Palace.

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

April 10, 2015

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that he expects Costa (hamstring) to be available for the final four games of the season.

Given that timetable, Costa will miss four Premier League matches due to the injury, including huge ones against Manchester United and Arsenal. Loic Remy is expected to get most of the playing time in Costa's place, with Didier Drogba also getting an increase.

April 4, 2015

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Costa will be sidelined for multiple weeks after aggravating a previous hamstring injury during Saturday's match against Stoke City. "It's too early. He has to go home , wait 48 hours and do all the scans again," manager Jose Mourinho said after the match. "He will be out for sure for a couple of weeks. We have seven weeks and eight matches until the end of the season, so for sure for half of it he has to be with us."

Costa was held out over the international break because of the ailment, but manager Jose Mourinho said he tested out at 100 percent with the medical staff and trained fully the last two days. Nevertheless, it's a costly injury for Chelsea despite their relatively large lead at the top of the Premier League table. Loic Remy and Didier Drogba will see an increase in playing time while Costa is sidelined.

April 4, 2015

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Costa re-injured his hamstring in the second half of Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Costa grabbed his hamstring after sliding and was immediately removed from the match. He came on at halftime for Oscar, but it looks likely that he'll miss time now. Loic Remy and Didier Drogba will get more playing time in Costa's absence.

April 4, 2015

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Costa (hamstring) is available off the bench for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa had recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him from playing for Spain over the international break, but he'll give way to Loic Remy in a game Chelsea should surely dominate.

April 3, 2015

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Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa has recovered from his hamstring injury and will be available for Saturday's game against Stoke City.

Costa was unable to play for Spain over the international break after picking up the injury against Hull City on March 22, though it was never considered a long-term issue. Costa has goals in back-to-back games and has an excellent matchup to make it 3-for-3 if he starts.

March 23, 2015

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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.

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.