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Costa in doubt for Everton trip

28 August 2014 13:04

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is in doubt for Saturday's Premier League trip to Everton with a minor muscular problem.

The Spain forward - who arrived at Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for a reported £32million fee in July - has quickly settled to life in England.

Costa has scored in both of Chelsea's Premier League wins this term while his pre-season form was also encouraging.

But the 25-year-old could miss his side's visit to Goodison Park after a Chelsea spokesman confirmed to Perform that he was suffering from a "minor muscular injury".

Chelsea added that the situation would be closely monitored in the coming days.

The news will come as a blow to Jose Mourinho as he looks to guide Chelsea to a rare win at Everton.

The Merseyside club have won four of the last five league matches between the two sides at the venue. Ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is in line for his Everton debut in Saturday's match.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 32 +38 75
2 32 +46 71
3 34 +28 66
4 32 +28 64
5 32 +26 63
6 34 +23 58
7 31 +23 57
8 33 -3 44
9 31 -3 40
10 33 -17 40
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15 32 -12 37
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18 34 -29 31
19 33 -20 24
20 32 -32 21

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