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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.

November 8, 2014    Diego Costa News

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Costa took five shots, with two on target, and scored on goal during Chelsea's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

Despite dealing with hamstring and thigh issues this season, Costa has now netted 10 times in nine Premier League matches, tying him for the league-lead with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. Costa was not selected by Spain for the upcoming international break, so he'll get two weeks to recover before facing West Brom on Nov. 22.

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

November 7, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa will start Saturday against Liverpool at Anfield.

Costa was not selected by Spain for the upcoming international break, which will allow him to rest the hamstring and thigh issues that have bothered him over the last month. Mourinho also said that Loic Remy will return from his groin injury, which likely means Costa won't go the full 90.

November 7, 2014

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Costa has been left out of Spain's squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus on Nov. 15 and their friendly against Germany on Nov. 18 due to fitness concerns, ESPN FC reports. "We are not calling him up for fitness reasons," manager Vicente del Bosque said. "We have reached a decision with Chelsea's medical staff that we will take a break due to his groin issues. It has nothing to do with whether he later plays for his club. He always wants to come with us, but we have spoken and this is the best for his health. "

Costa has missed time recently with hamstring and thigh issues, and while he is fit currently, del Bosque will keep him out based on his agreement with Chelsea. As such, Costa is fully expected to start Saturday against Liverpool at Anfield.

November 2, 2014

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Costa (hamstring) started and took one shot before being replaced in the 68th minute of Chelsea's 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday.

Costa has been held out of the last four games in order to rest his hamstring, and while he wasn't as active Saturday and he has been this season, it was a positive that he got back on the pitch and he'll look to return to his scoring ways Wednesday against Maribor in the Champions League.

October 31, 2014

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Costa (hamstring) will be in the squad for Chelsea's Premier League match against QPR on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Friday.

Costa has missed the last four games for Chelsea, but figures to head right back into the starting XI in place of Didier Drogba, who has been starting lately with Loic Remy (groin) also sidelined. Costa co-leads the Premier League with nine goals this season and the matchup against QPR is an enticing one to add to his total.

October 28, 2014

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Costa (hamstring) is expected to return Saturday against Queens Park Rangers, The Guardian reports.

Costa has yet to play since supposedly picking up a groin injury during the last international break, and Chelsea have been light at striker with Loic Remy (groin) also sidelined. However, Costa comes back at a perfect time to face a QPR squad that has allowed the most goals this season.

October 28, 2014

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Costa returned to full training following a hamstring injury and an illness, reports Sky Sports.

The Chelsea forward suffered the hamstring issue while playing with Spain, but is expected to be a possible selection to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

October 24, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho indicated Friday that Costa (hamstring) may be able to play Sunday against Manchester United. "Diego has a chance, he has a little chance," Mourinho said.

In addition to the hamstring issue, Costa also spent a brief time in the hospital this week due to the stomach bug. Mourinho all but ruled Costa out for the United match earlier this week, so he's clearly trending in the right direction.