Costa, Ramires to return against QPR –Mourinho



Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects Diego Costa and Ramires to be fit to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Costa, 26, has been sidelined by a long-running hamstring problem in recent weeks — while he has also suffered from a viral illness — keeping him out of the Blues’ last four matches.

The Spain international, who has hit nine goals in seven Premier League matches since arriving from Atletico Madrid in the summer, has not featured for Chelsea since the 2-0 defeat of Arsenal on Oct 5.

Diego Costa has missed Chelsea’s last four matches.

Mourinho, though, says the striker will be available for selection to face QPR along with Ramires, who has been out of action since the 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Sept. 21 with a muscle injury.

“Without any further complications, Diego Costa and Ramires will be fit to face QPR at the weekend,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“Normally, Ramires and Diego Costa are back. Normally, we will have only [Loic] Remy as an injured player and [Cesar] Azpilicueta suspended.”

In the absence of Costa and Remy, Drogba has led the line for Chelsea and scored in each of the two games he has started, as well as netting another from off the bench in the match prior to that.


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