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Mourinho: Costa could miss 4 of Chelsea's last 8 games

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa could miss 4 of team's last 8 matches

Chelsea's Diego Costa leaves the pitch after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford...

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Chelsea's Diego Costa leaves the pitch after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford...

LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa could miss the team's next four games with a left hamstring injury that has affected the Spain striker all season.

Costa, who has scored 19 league goals, limped off after a recurrence of the injury during Chelsea's 2-1 win over Stoke on Saturday.

Mourinho says "we have eight matches to play -- if he plays four, it's normal. If he plays three, it's a little bit below what I'm expecting."

Chelsea leads the Premier League by seven points, with a game in hand, and plays Arsenal and Manchester United -- its two closest challengers -- in the team's next four games.

Chelsea plays west London rival Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-09-22 10:53 GMT+08:00