Rested Diego Costa a boost for Jose Mourinho

Diego Costa Chelsea Striker

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Chelsea are looking forward to even better things from striker Diego Costa, after he was left out of the Spain squad for their upcoming internationals against Belarus and Germany.

The 26-year-old has already found the net ten times in the Premier League since his £32million summer switch from Atletico Madrid, but has done so while being hampered by hamstring and pelvis injuries.

However, he will now get a chance to rest and recover fully from his problems, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho happier than he was last month when Costa went on international duty despite his fitness issues.

The Portuguese said: “He has 15 days to get to the top of his game and when they need him they will get a good Diego not a bad one.

“Maybe the injury was good because it stopped him. When he became injured he had time to recover, step-by-step and at this moment he is in a good condition.”

Costa started the season in incredible form with seven goals in his first four league games, netting twice at Everton before recording a hat-trick in the 4-2 home win over Swansea City.

He has since recorded three goals in five subsequent league outings, including the winner in a 2-1 victory at Liverpool at the weekend, while the combative frontman has also picked up six yellow cards already this season.

He and Chelsea return to action after the international break with a visit from West Bromwich Albion on Saturday November 22, with the Blues 1.23 to win the game and 1.93 to win to nil.

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