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Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday despite a hamstring problem.

The striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League matches, was only a substitute in Wednesday’s Champions League draw with Schalke and cannot play more than one full game a week at present.

Manager Jose Mourinho reported no other injury problems.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.


Manchester City are again without striker Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and midfielder Fernando (groin) for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Forward Edin Dzeko has also been troubled by a back problem since the midweek Champions League loss at Bayern Munich but City expect him to be fit.

On-loan midfielder Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, could face his former club while £32million defender Eliaquim Mangala still awaits his City debut.

Provisional squad: Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Clichy, Kolarov, Silva, Nasri, Milner, Navas, Toure, Lampard, Fernandinho, Aguero, Dzeko.

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