Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: ‘Diego Costa starts v Arsenal’; clearly unhappy he’s been called up for Spain [Video]

Diego Costa’s hamstrings are becoming the source of some intrigue: the Brazilian-born Spaniard keeps tweaking them, and then recovering in record time.

Costa’s now at the point that he’s barely doing anything at training in order to save his hammys for games, and avoid aggravating the problem by over-exertion.

Mourinho says Costa will start on Sunday against Arsenal, but after that Costa goes straight for Spain duty, with La Roja playing a Euro qualifier away at Slovakia.

Mourinho doesn’t go so far as saying it, but he’s clearly unhappy about that situation, as he’d rather Costa were allowed to rest up and recuperate.

‘I will pay the consequence when he comes back.’

Watch Mourinho discuss Costa at the beginning of his full presser video below.

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