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Diego Costa expected out at least two weeks

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Diego Costa's hamstring was supposed to medically ok.  The scans were clear.

According to Mourinho's pre-match words, the reason Costa wasn't starting was more a confidence, mentality issue.  So when Chelsea's leading goalscorer was subbed on at half-time for Oscar with the Blues in search of a winning goal, we didn't have any reason to be too concerned.  Ten minutes later, Costa's day was over.  He was clutching at his left hamstring as he limped off the field to be replaced by time-wasting strongman Didier Drogba.

At least two weeks would mean missing QPR (away) and Manchester United (home).  Arsenal (away) is the week after that.

Fortunately Rémy has a knack for goals.  So we're probably fine.  And hopefully Costa recovers quickly and, most importantly, fully.

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