Diego Costa will miss Chelsea`s midweek derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday`s 0-0 draw at Sunderland but manager Jose Mourinho seems unconcerned.
Chelsea`s leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday`s London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.
Chelsea face the prospect of having veteran Didier Drogba as their only fit striker for their visit to Manchester United on Sunday in what is usually one of the standout matches of the Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho insisted he was not worried by the prospect of running short of forward options ahead of Sunday`s visit to Manchester United after confirming Loic Remy and Diego Costa will both miss Chelsea`s trip to Old Trafford.
Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday that saw Jose Mourinho`s side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.
Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is heading for Chelsea after the 2012 European champions activated a 10.5 million pounds ($17.42 million) buyout clause in the French international`s contract on Saturday.