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Costa available, Mikel still out as Chelsea prepare to host Stoke

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Jose Mourinho delivered a slew of good news in his press conference today, proclaiming that the squad was more or less fully fit and raring to go against Stoke. Of course, 'fully fit' comes with a caveat: John Obi Mikel is not ready for a match yet after minor knee surgery (kept that one quiet, Chelsea!), but one imaging that he'll get past that quickly and we'll have a full strength squad going into the run-in.

The biggest injury worry, of course, was Diego Costa, who left the Hull City match with a hamstring injury. After skipping out on Spain duty, the striker is apparently fit to play against the Potters, although, Mourinho wouldn't say whether he'll be in the lineup or on the bench for Saturday's match. I take that to mean that he'll be in the lineup, but your mileage may vary.

Apart from one Wednesday clash against Leicester City at the end of the month, we're on a weekend schedule through the end of the season, so everyone should be fairly well-rested for the run in. Let's get this title won.

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