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Diego Costa

26-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


Spain

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  11/1/2014
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.

October 28, 2014    Diego Costa News

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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.

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

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.

October 23, 2014

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Costa will not play in Chelsea's Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday after picking up a groin strain, The Guardian reports.

Costa has been held out for Chelsea after returning from the international break with a groin strain, with Loic Remy getting the last two starts. However, Remy picked up his own injury in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor, which could leave Didier Drogba to start against Manchester United.

October 21, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said after Tuesday's Champions League win over Maribor that he does not expect Costa (hamstring) to play Sunday against Manchester United.

Loic Remy, who has started the last two games in place of Costa, suffered a muscle injury during Tuesday's match after scoring a goal, leaving Didier Drogba as the likely starter against United on Sunday.

October 18, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said after Saturday's match against Crystal Palace that Costa will not play in Tuesday's Champions League match against Maribor due to his hamstring injury.

Costa was been dealing with a hamstring issue all season, but Saturday's match was the first one that he's missed. He co-leads the Premier League in goals and while he will be missed Tuesday, Chelsea should certainly be able to grab all three points at home. Costa's injury is severe enough to keep him out of two matches following his participation in two games for Spain during the international break, and it's unclear if he will be ready to face Manchester United on Oct. 26. Loic Remy is expected to start in his place, as he did against Crystal Palace.

October 18, 2014

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Costa (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa was an injury doubt and he'll sit for the first time this season. Loic Remy will start up front in his place.

October 17, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa is an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Costa has been dealing with a hamstring issue for much of the season, but Mourinho continues to play him through it and he leads the Premier League in goals. He'll likely face a late fitness test to determine whether he can start, with Loic Remy the likely replacement if Costa is unable to go.