Chelsea morning news: Double injury boost, duo praise Drogba

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A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Diego Costa and Ramires are set to return from injury for this weekend’s game against QPR.

Costa’s struggles against a hamstring problem following the latest international break have been well publicised, with Jose Mourinho angry over his absence.

“Without any further complications, Diego Costa and Ramires will be fit to face QPR at the weekend,” said the manager.

Jose Mourinho has piled the praise onto striker Didier Drogba after his last two appearances for Chelsea.

Drogba scored in the draw against Manchester United before a crucial goal in the League Cup against Shrewsbury Town.

“His character is bigger than his body - If I was a kid player and I played with this guy on my side, what more could I wish for? For the kids it must be a privilege and they have to learn by example – the example the older guys gave today,” said the boss.

Mourinho has been joined in praising Drogba by Gary Cahill, who has suggested that the striker is now in top shape.

“In the last two games he is fully fit now, he's looking sharp and dangerous - exactly like he was when he went. He was massive for us on Tuesday and he got a vital goal,” he told BT Sport.

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