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Chelsea Pre-Man City Team News: Mourinho Offers Update Including Latest On Costa

Chelsea face a tough trip north this weekend to take on Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Here’s the latest team news

Chelsea face a tough trip north this weekend to take on defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, boss Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference today and gave the latest team news.

The Blues coach revealed that he has no fresh injury concerns to deal with so he’s in the unenviable position of having a fully-fit squad to choose from. However, Mourinho did admit that he’s having to be cautious with star striker Diego Costa as the the Spaniard isn’t in the ‘best condition’ at present.

The 25-year-old has been plagued by hamstring issues that date back to the end of last season and he was left on the bench for Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Schalke as Mourinho doesn’t feel he’s able to play three games a week just yet.

While it may have cost the West Londoners three points in the Champions League, his rest in midweek means that Mourinho can now start him on Sunday against City before resting him again when they take on Bolton in the Capital One Cup three days later.

Mourinho told the clubs website:

‘Everybody is ready to play. Diego is not in the best condition but he will start the game. He plays this game, he won’t play against Bolton, and he plays against Aston Villa. Let’s see his evolution.

‘The medical department are doing their best, the player is fantastic in trying to play and being available for the team. We have to try to protect him until he gets completely fit.’

It’s going to be a fascinating game at the Etihad as two of this seasons title favourites go head-to-head and it’s sure to have a huge effect on where the Premier League trophy ends up this season.

We’ll have our match preview up tomorrow, but for now let us know what team you’d like Mourinho to put out for the game…..




    September 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm


  2. azeezabdullahi

    September 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    courtois. ivanovic.terry.cahill..filip luis….matic..fabregas……wilian ..oscar…hazard……. Great costa…….dat is wot i preferd most

  3. fuad hussein

    September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    line up on etihad
    iva cahil terry luis

    matic fabrigas
    schurle oscar hazard

  4. prudentgee

    September 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    coutoir ivanovic azplicueta cahil terry matic fabregas wilian remires hazard costa

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