Diego Costa did not seem too fussed that he will be missing Chelsea’s Community Shield clash against Arsenal this afternoon.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho ruled out his star striker out of the traditional season curtain-raiser because of “discomfort in his hamstring”.
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But the Spain international seemed fairly content taking in the Wembley atmosphere on the sidelines ahead of the kickoff (3.00pm GMT), alongside Brazilian youngster Kennedy.
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His persistent hamstring troubles limited Costa to only 24 starts in his debut season at Stamford Bridge last season, although he still managed 20 goals as Chelsea romped to the Premier League title.
Loic Remy has been preferred to new signing Radamel Falcao to spearhead Chelsea’s attack against the FA Cup holders, who hand a competitive debut to Blues legend Petr Cech in goal.
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