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Jose Mourinho: Diego Costa is close to return


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he is not interested in his positive record against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal.

The Blues face the Gunners at the Emirates with Mourinho enjoying an impressive record of 12 games played against the Frenchman with no defeats.

But he insists the focus is on winning the game and not on improving his personal record.

"I am not proud of my record against Arsenal," Mourinho said.

"For me achievement is to win on Sunday, it is not the other 12 matches against Arsenal. I don't' look to numbers and what I did against a manager or a club.

"I think my players don't even know about this record unless they watch TV in the last few days or read the papers.

"Matches are isolated events with no relationship with the previous one and I don't think they care about it. What they care about is the way we work and the way we prepare ourselves for the game."

Meanwhile, the Portuguese says striker Diego Costa is close to making a return: "If not for Arsenal, then [Diego Costa will be back] for Leicester."

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