Jose Mourinho relaxed about Costa, refuses to be drawn on Stones, comments on pre-season

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has addressed the media ahead of the champions' first game of the season against Swansea City.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho appeared to be relaxed over the situation surrounding Diego Costa's injuries - with the Spain international a doubt ahead of this weekend's game with Swansea City. 

Mourinho was speaking ahead of training and said he thought Costa would be able to take part, but if the club's top scorer from last season wasn't fit, then he felt he could rely on either Loic Remy or summer signing Radamel Falcao to fill the void.

The Blues boss said, at a press conference covered by the club's official Twitter account: "Obviously he is a top striker, not just for the goals he scores but for the football he produces and the mentality he creates in the time so I cannot say we don't need him."

Mourinho says he doesn't need to buy another striker despite the injury problems concerning Costa, claiming three is the perfect number, describing Costa as one-and-a-half strikers when he is fit and firing.

Following the sale of Filipe Luis to Atletico Madrid, Mourinho did admit there is a need to bring in a new left-back, and that the board knows the side needs one. 

He also wouldn't be drawn on allegations from Everton manager Roberto Martinez over comments made by John Terry to Sky Sports regarding Chelsea's pursuit of John Stones.

One thing that may be of concern is the side's form during pre-season, as Chelsea have failed to win a game within 90 minutes, including last weekend's Community Shield defeat against Arsenal.

Though admitting priorities are different in pre-season, Mourinho did say: "If you ask me if I prefer to win all five, I'd say yes."

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