Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that the club’s main striker Diego Costa will return to action before the end of the season. The striker has been subbed off after 11 minutes in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Stoke City last Saturday.

The 26-year old have played a crucial role in Chelsea’s commanding run for Premier League title this season but will now at least miss the games against Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City.

Mourinho is optimistic that the striker can be available in early May dismissing the talks that the striker might not be available for the entire season.

He said, “I think 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 am expecting. If he plays five it is more than I am expecting.”

Asked if he was worried about Costa’s long-term fitness, Mourinho added: “I’m not concerned.

“At this moment I’m not going to think about it. Until he is ready to play I am not going to think about it. That’s how I approach things. You never listen to crying because a player is injured. It’s part of the game.”

Mouinho will have the likes of Didier Drogba and Loic Remy as his options for the striker position in the upcoming fixtures as they will have to face Arsenal and Manchester United in Diego Costa’s absence.

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