Chelsea will make a late decision on Diego Costa, says Jose Mourinho

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Ahead of Chelsea's trip to face Arsenal this Sunday, Jose Mourinho told reporters the club will make a late decision on the fitness of Diego Costa

Jose Mourinho says he will make a late decision on Diego Costa ahead of Chelsea's clash away to Arsenal on Sunday.

Costa will be available for his side's Premier League encounter at Leicester on Wednesday, even if he is not fit enough to play at the Emirates.

The Chelsea boss revealed Didier Drogba is fit but Loic Remy remains a doubt, and everyone else is fit for the showdown against the Gunners

Dominic Solanke did not play for the Under-21s on Thursday and will be called upon if needed.

Cesc Fabregas returns to face his former side on Sunday. His manager is not expecting there to be any problems, and has no worries about his midfielder dealing with a possible bad reception.

"[Costa] is a very important player for us but the reality is we are coping with the difficulties of every match without him," the Portuguese said.

"We are more strategic, we are less artistic, but we are having results. I would love Diego to be back, but I trust the other people.

"If he has some bad reactions, he can cope," the Blues boss added. He would not be drawn into why a return to the Gunners from Barcelona had not materialised for Fabregas.

"I know why he chose Chelsea," added Mourinho. "I don't know why he didn't choose Arsenal."

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