Mourinho: I don't know about Diego Costa

The Spain international has not featured for the club in their last three games but the Portuguese says he may risk the striker against Leicester City in midweek

28.04.2015 17:48:11

Jose Mourinho admits he may gamble on Diego Costa's fitness when Chelsea take on Leicester City on Wednesday. The Spain international has not featured for the Blues since the club's 2-1 win over Stoke City on April 4, as he was withdrawn just 11 minutes into his substitute appearance after suffering a recurrence of a troublesome hamstring injury. But Mourinho intends to take a full squad to St George's Park, Chelsea's temporary home as they prepare for their clash with Nigel Pearson's side, and says he may risk Costa. "I don't know about Diego Costa. I have to think about if it deserves a gamble or if we wait a few more days to be completely sure," he told reporters. "If it was a player without an injury history I would play him tomorrow, but because he is a player with a history I have to think about that." However, Mourinho does not intend to make too many changes to his starting XI after their 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the weekend. "I don't plan to make many changes. I know Leicester played on Saturday and we played on Sunday, but we will try to recover the players as best we can," he said. "We go today to St George's to prepare as best we can. "We will leave the young players here to play their cup final against Man City so we don't take them with us. Our squad is very short with the injuries we have and so there is no space for a lot of rotation." Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

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