Diego Costa has missed the last three matches through suspension…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is worried that Diego Costa won’t be at his best in the Blues’ match with PSG on Tuesday night, reports the Sun.
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The 26-year-old has missed the last three matches due to a suspension, and the Portuguese tactician is unsure whether he will be able to return to top form straight away.
This is potentially bad news for the Blues as the Brazilian is their top scorer this season with 17 goals.
The 53-year-old said, “A long rest is not good for Diego — or any player. A little rest is welcome for everyone, a big rest doesn’t make good for the players. So we are not going to see the best Diego. I hope I’m wrong but probably he will need this game to try to get it.
“We organised a game three or four days ago with the kids for him to compete. We tried to replicate competition for him but it’s different. But I know his hunger to play and the Champions League scenario is a scenario that every player enjoys.”
At the same time the Stamford Bridge boss confirmed that Costa will be starting the match anyway. Loic Remy has been deputising ably for the forward in the last few games.
“Yes, I will start him. But I don’t think it’s good for a player to be three weeks, or three matches, without starting a game. So I don’t think he’s in the best of his condition,” he continued.
“But, at the same time, Remy and Drogba have played in the last three matches. It’s obviously important for them to have minutes and confidence. I know that I have them both ready for the game, too.”