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Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa will start against Manchester City'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals that striker Diego Costa will start for his side against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea manager Diego Costa has revealed that striker Diego Costa will start against Manchester City on Sunday, despite 'not being in the best condition'.

After Costa was rested against Schalke 04 on Wednesday, Mourinho insisted that the forward couldn't play three matches in a week, but the Portuguese coach has admitted that the in-form Spaniard will play at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

The 51-year-old told reporters: "Everybody is ready to play. Diego [Costa] is not in the best condition but he will start.

"If he plays, he won't play against Bolton on Wednesday."

Costa has scored seven goals in his first four games in the Premier League.


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Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in west London on February 8, 2014
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2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
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16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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