25-Year-Old Forward Chelsea Premier
Diego Costa Contract Information:
Transferred from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea FC in July 2014.
Costa will start Chelsea's Champions League match at Sporting CP on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Monday. "Diego starts," he said. "Hopefully he plays again on Sunday, against Arsenal, but at the moment I don't think about Arsenal, I think about Sporting and Diego starts tomorrow."
Mourinho previously stated that Costa is essentially not training due to an ongoing muscle injury and that he would not play him three times in seven days. The Arsenal match would be his third in eight days after Chelsea beat Aston Villa last Saturday, so it wouldn't be surprising if Costa was taken off rather early in Tuesday's tie if Chelsea go up.