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Chelsea FC team news: Diego Costa to return to the starting XI? Predicted line-up for Stamford Bridge clash with ... -

Diego Costa is set to make his first-team comeback when Premier League leaders Chelsea host Hull on Sunday. The striker, joint-top scorer in the league this season with 14 goals, missed last weekend's win at Leicester amid speculation over his future ...and more »

Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Costa back with a bang for Blues -

The Spain international was returned to the starting XI and opened the scoring, with Gary Cahill's second sending the hosts eight points clear. Diego Costa returned to the Chelsea fold with a bang as his 15th Premier League goal of the season and a ...and more »

Diego Costa puts China controversy behind him as Chelsea grind out victory against Hull - The Independent

When Chelsea's first real chance of this poor game fell to Diego Costa, Antonio Conte must have felt vindication and relief about putting him straight back into the team. If it felt like a difficult decision during the week, it was an obvious call ...and more »

Chelsea 2 Hull 0: Watch highlights as Diego Costa and Gary Cahill goals see Blues open up eight-point lead over ... - The Sun

Antonio Conte's men were far from convincing at Stamford Bridge but took their chances to leave rivals in their wake. By ANTHONY CHAPMAN and PAUL JIGGINS. 23rd January 2017, 7:37 am. Updated: 1st February 2017, 7:25 am. CHELSEA moved eight points clear ...and more »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 formation was easy to adapt to, insists Marcos Alonso - Evening Standard

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso says he found it "easy" to adapt to Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 formation this season. The Blues have enjoyed a rich vein of form since Conte switched to a three-man defence in the wake of back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and ...and more »

Chelsea vs Hull as it happened: Diego Costa back in the goals as Antonio Conte's men go eight clear - The Independent

Chelsea, the Premier League's leaders and title favourites, will look to extend their lead at the top of the table to eight points with victory over a resurgent Hull City. Marco Silva has restored faith in Humberside, but they will need much more than ...and more »

Diego Costa on target as Chelsea extend lead to eight points with win over Hull - The Guardian

Chelsea's Diego Costa (right) celebrates after opening the scoring at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA. For a figure as volatile as Diego Costa, there was something distinctly predictable about all of this. The Chelsea striker had been ...and more »

Diego Costa staying but Branislav Ivanovic could leave as Chelsea target transfer for Benfica right-back - The Independent

Chelsea may have been looking to add to their squad this transfer window, ahead of a Premier League title push, but January has been more about who could leave the club. The Diego Costa transfer saga has cast a shadow over the club in recent weeks as ...and more »

If Diego Costa is not mentally ready for Hull I am to blame, not him, insists Antonio Conte - The Independent

Antonio Conte insisted that Diego Costa will be mentally ready to return to action if selected against Hull City tomorrow. The Chelsea manager is ready to bring Costa back into the team after he was dropped for last Saturday's win at Leicester City ...and more »

Antonio Conte restores harmony at Chelsea after Diego Costa rocks the boat - The Guardian

Friday afternoon in Cobham's crammed media suite and, not for the first time of late, Antonio Conte was beginning to tire of all things Diego Costa. The Chelsea manager had already made clear the striker has fully recovered from the lower back pain ...and more »