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Jose Mourinho has big call on Diego Costa

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Jose Mourinho has admitted he's still not sure whether or not to risk Diego Costa against Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of Saturday's game, the Chelsea boss confirmed the Blues have no injury worries coming off the international break.

John Obi Mikel is still coming back from his knee injury, and although he is now training with the rest of the Chelsea first team, Mourinho said he will not be part of the squad that faces the Potters at Stamford Bridge.

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"At this moment we have no injuries but Mikel is not selected," Mourinho told reporters. "He's fine and working with the group but he's tired."

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The Chelsea manager does have a difficult decision to make with Costa though. The Spanish international injured a leg muscle just prior to the international break.

He's had a history of hamstring niggles this season, which Chelsea have carefully managed, and Mourinho is being cautious once again.

He confirmed Costa has been training with the first team but said he will make a late call on whether he plays or not.

"Only Hazard, Fabregas and Courtois played on Tuesday so the accumulation of fatigue was not so dramatic, I'm confident," Mourinho continued.

"Diego has dedicated himself to recovering, no days off and working hard. At this moment the muscle is fine."

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