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Diego Costa

25-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
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.

August 27, 2014    Diego Costa News

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Costa suffered a hamstring injury in training Wednesday, though the severity of the injury has yet to be determined, The Guardian reports.

The 25-year-old striker has enjoyed a fine start to his Chelsea career, scoring in each of the team's first two league matches, so manager Jose Mourinho, as well as Costa's fantasy owners, will be hoping the injury isn't severe. More on the extent of the issue should be known soon, with the Blues facing a tough trip to Goodison Park to do battle with Everton on Saturday.

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

August 23, 2014

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Costa scored in the 62nd minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday.

Costa has now scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Chelsea, and looks worth every bit of the 32 million they paid for him this summer. Up next is a tough trip to Goodison Park, although Everton have given up four goals in their two matches this season, including two at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

August 18, 2014

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Costa scored in the 17th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Costa got the start in his first Premier League game for Chelsea and got the Blues right back into a game they trailed 1-0 after 14 minutes. Costa played the entire 90 minutes and figures to get plenty of starts up front for Chelsea this season ahead of Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres.

August 18, 2014

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Costa is in the starting XI for Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday.

No surprise here, as Costa has been penciled into the starting XI ever since he joined from Atletico Madrid this summer. He boasts a very solid short-term resume from La Liga, and the Blues will heavily rely on Costa to provide the striker presence they so sorely lacked last year with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o.

July 15, 2014

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Costa signed a five-year contract with Chelsea on Tuesday after transferring from Atletico Madrid, the club's official web site reports.

Chelsea reportedly paid a 32 million transfer fee for Costa, which was easily covered by the 50 million they got for selling David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain. Costa scored 27 goals in La Liga play last season, although he had never reached double-digit goals in any previous season.

July 1, 2014

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Chelsea FC announced Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Costa.

Chelsea reportedly met the release clause in Costa's contract, bringing him in for the 2014-15 season. He is coming off an incredible season at Atletico, where he scored 27 times in La Liga play, helping them win the title and reach the UEFA Champions League final. However, Costa had never scored more than 10 goals in a season before the last one.

June 13, 2014

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Costa started Friday's World Cup match against Netherlands, and while he drew a foul in the box that led to Spain's opening goal, he was unable to get anything else in the 1-5 loss.

Spain were blitzed after going up 1-0 and Costa made matters worse by head-butting Dutch defender Bruno Martins Ind in the second half. He avoided punishment from the referee, but it's entirely possible that FIFA could retroactively hand down a punishment. If Spain finish second in the group behind the Dutch, they would likely play Brazil in the next round, pitting Costa against his birth-nation that he spurned last year for La Roja.

June 13, 2014

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Costa (hamstring) has been deemed fit for Spain's World Cup opener against Netherlands on Friday, Sky Sports reports.

Costa reportedly was a full participant in training Thursday, allowing him to be available for Friday's match. He is believed to be in the starting XI, although if coach Vicente Del Bosque decides to keep the Brazil-born striker on the bench, David Villa or Cesc Fabregas could take his place.