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Chelsea boost! Star man set to start against Manchester City

first_imgDiego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday as Jose Mourinho tries to manage the striker’s fragile hamstrings.Mourinho opted to select the Spain striker, who has scored seven times in four Premier League matches this term, only as a substitute in Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Schalke in Champions League Group G.The £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid is not ready to play more than one game a week, according to Mourinho, after a hamstring problem recurred while on international duty earlier this month.“Everybody’s ready to play,” Mourinho said.“Diego is not in the best conditions, but he will start the game. He plays this game, he cannot play against Bolton. It’s as simple as that.“I know clearly that we have to try to protect him until he gets completely fit.” Diego Costa 1last_img read more