Team News: Diego Costa returns for Chelsea

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2014
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Diego Costa recovers from injury to start for Chelsea against Queens Park Rangers.

Diego Costa has returned to Chelsea's starting lineup against Queens Park Rangers this afternoon after recovering from a hamstring problem.

The Spaniard replaces Didier Drogba, who scored in last week's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Cesar Azpilicueta is banned for the game but Branislav Ivanovic returns after a suspension of his own.

QPR, meanwhile, bring in Junior Hoilett for Bobby Zamora as they look to build on Monday night's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Midfielders Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton again miss out but will be back in training next week.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

Queens Park Rangers: Green; Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Suk-Young; Hoilett, Sandro, Henry, Fer; Vargas, Austin

Rio Ferdinand of QPR and Nikica Jelevic of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
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