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Key Chelsea star could return against Arsenal after ‘progressing very well’ with recovery from hamstring injury

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea could be welcoming Diego Costa back to the side for their clash with Arsenal later this month, reports the Daily Mail.

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The 26-year-old has been out of action since aggravating a hamstring injury within minutes of coming off the bench against Stoke City on 4 April. He was originally expected to be out for a month, but has recovered ahead of schedule and could be ready for their encounter with the Gunners.

This will be good news for the Stamford Bridge outfit, with their title charge having the smallest of stutters recently. They have scraped wins over the Potters, Hull City, and QPR recently, which you would have expected the Blues to win easily earlier in the campaign.

Mourinho said: “Diego is progressing very well, I think he has a chance for next weekend. Our target for him was to play the last four matches. Arsenal is the sixth from the end, so if he doesn’t play against Arsenal or Leicester, it is not a problem because we were always focusing on the last four.

“But thing are going so well he has a chance [of facing Arsenal]. He’s training, he starts training with the rest of the squad next week.”

With the North London club possibly one of the only sides who can overtake Chelsea for the title it is important they at least draw the game at the Emirates. The presence of Costa could go a long way towards this.

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