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Mourinho: Diego Costa still has chance of playing against Manchester United

Christopher Lee

Good news and bad news from Jose Mourinho's press conference today. The good news is tentative at best, so we'll lead off with that: Diego Costa has an outside chance of featuring against Manchester United and their merry band of pseudo-defenders at Old Trafford this weekend:

Costa has been training individually but not yet with the team, and the manager confirmed that his recovery process has indeed been hampered by a visit to hospital with a viral infection. So while it's good that he might start ... well, this is the faintest glimmering of hope. So now the bad news:

I mean, I guess it could be worse -- a longer term injury would really have had us in trouble here -- but still, losing Loic Rémy for what looks like a trio of important away games (United, Maribor and possibly Liverpool) is not great. That goal this week proved pretty costly in the end.

Anyway, fingers crossed for Costa. I don't want another 90 minutes of André Schürrle leading the line at Old Trafford

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