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Diego Costa

26-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.

October 23, 2014    Diego Costa News

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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.

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

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.

October 7, 2014

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Chelsea defender John Terry claimed that Costa is training every day despite manager Jose Mourinho arguing that the forward is not fit enough to be part of Spain's European qualifier squad to face Slovakia and Luxembourg, according to the Daily Mail.

Terry insisted that Costa has been training fully and hasn't complained about any issue that would force him out of Spain's team. Costa scored against Arsenal on Sunday, and is currently with Spain's squad in preparation for the upcoming matches.

October 5, 2014

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Costa scored in the 78th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday, his ninth goal in seven matches this season.

Costa's remarkable start to the season continues, as he now holds a four-goal lead for the league-lead over Leonardo Ulloa, Sergio Aguero and Saido Berahino. Manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for Costa to not play for Spain over the international break, but it's unlikely his sits to rest the hamstring that has kept him from training much in the past couple of weeks.

October 3, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that Costa will play against Arsenal on Sunday despite starting Tuesday against Sporting CP in the Champions League and the previous Saturday against Aston Villa.

Costa has been called up to the Spanish national team for play during the international break, but Mourinho made it clear he will not save his star striker so he can perform for Spain and not Chelsea. Mourinho has made it very clear that he would prefer Costa not play during this international break, but admitted it's out of his hands. Regardless of that, he'll likely start Sunday's match and he remains an elite goal-scoring option.