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Mourinho – I’m not playing against Louis, Chelsea Are Playing Against Manchester United

Jose Mourinho spoke to the press about ‘friend’ Louis Van Gaal and the little chance of Diego Costa making an appearance ahead of the game against Manchester United. As Chelsea gear up to face Manchester United on Sunday, Mourinho is left without Diego Costa. The Spaniard is the joint top scorer in the Premier League with 9 goals. The striker was signed in the summer transfer window from Atletico Madrid for £32 million and has been a highly consistent performer for Chelsea. Costa had been struggling with a hamstring problem before he was admitted to hospital with a virus earlier this week thus making his chances of travelling to Old Trafford highly questionable.  ”Diego has a chance, he has a little chance – the same as Mikel and Ramires,” Mourinho said. “Everything happened to him. He was obviously injured and then he had to go to hospital before the Maribor game with a viral situation that we didn’t manage to […] Read more »

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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Have Full Respect For Maribor

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he has ‘no idea’ when Diego Costa will be fit. The Brazilian-born Spain striker missed Chelsea’s win against Crystal Palace on Saturday and was absent from the training session today. His boss Mourinho confirmed that Costa had aggravated his hamstring issue on international duty. Ahead of tomorrow’s game, Mourinho told reporters: “With Diego it is the same problem. But now it is an injury, not an ‘almost injury’.It’s simple. He’s not training because he is not in the condition to do so.” “I have no idea how long he will be out. Tomorrow he cannot play. The weekend is not important but he cannot play tomorrow.” Mourinho expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the treatment of Diego Costa in the national camp and revealed he has spoken to only England manager Roy Hodgson this season. “In this moment, since the beginning of season, I think from all national teams, I had one phone call from Roy. […] Read more »