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Jose Mourinho: Three games in a week is too much for Costa


Chelsea manage Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa is not fit enough to play three games in a week.

The 25-year-old is expected to be in the line-up to face Arsenal on Sunday before joining the Spanish national team for away games against Slovakia and Luxembourg.

"I have no reaction, it's not a surprise, it's something I imagined would happen," Mourinho said on the news that Costa has been named in the Spain squad.

"If he can play three matches in a week - I think it's too much. But he is going to do that.

"I don't know how far away he is from being 100% fit. He can play against Arsenal.

"He had the game against Lisbon, there's been four days in between, so he will be in good condition for Arsenal.

"What happens during the 15 days he is away with Spain is something that is out of my hands."

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