Jose Mourinho confirms Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against West Brom

Diego Costa

Jose Mourinho has commented on the fitness of Chelsea star Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Chelsea striker Diego Costa will be part of the side that faces West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Costa has been granted an extended period of rest during the international break to recover from an injury complaint that has been troubling him for some time.

But Mourinho believes the Spaniard is now fully fit and has confirmed that he will be in the starting line-up against West Brom

"In the past two weeks he’s had a little holiday, which was spent with a Chelsea physio, so he was working many hours per day," he told Chelsea's official site. "He’s going in the right direction and at the moment we feel he’s free from the old injury.

"Diego has four yellow cards, but am I going to protect him from any game? No way, he plays. When he gets the fifth he gets the fifth. With Diego we have to go match by match but we feel and he feels, with the way he’s expressing himself in training, that his mind is free of fear, he’s good."

Costa will be aiming to continue his fine scoring record during the match on Saturday which Chelsea go into as heavy favourites. 

The Blues have been in scintaliting form over the campaign so far and still have an unbeaten record to protect when they host the Baggies tomorrow. 

It is a match that Mourinho admits he is expecting to win, though he is determined to avoid any complacency.

"I expect to win but I expect a very difficult match," he said. "I always expect to win, we go into every game thinking that. But they have a good team."

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