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Mourinho: Costa "a big doubt" for Everton match

Paul Gilham

Chelsea supporters have been subject to a weird back and fourth regarding the health of ace striker Diego Costa this week. Initially we heard that he might be out for four to six weeks with a hamstring problem, then we were told he was fit for Everton, and now it turns out the truth is somewhere in between. Briefing the press ahead of the Everton match, manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that Costa has missed two training sessions and that he still doesn't know whether or not he'll be fit to travel to Goodison Park.

That decision will be contingent on how the 25-year-old reacts to 'light training' today -- if his hamstring reacts well he'll be in the squad and might well start, and if it doesn't he obviously won't. Going to Everton without Costa is going to be a major pain, if it does indeed come to that. I'm not sure how ready Didier Drogba is to play a full 90 minutes, and Fernando Torres hasn't really show he has what it takes to lead the line against decent sides.

In other words, cross your fingers.

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