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No Celebration Yet, Says Mourinho




Chelsea’s Diego Costa has again been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury and may not play again this season according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Fellow forward Loic Remy is back in contention and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is also set to return after a minor hip problem.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is hopeful defender Joel Ward will overcome a shin injury.

Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh remain on the sidelines.

Jose Mourinho has asked the Stamford Bridge crowd not to celebrate early, but to be “ready to push” his side over the line. He says it will be

“very difficult” against Crystal Palace.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been passed fit despite suffering a knee problem last weekend.

But Michael Carrick remains sidelined with a calf injury, Luke Shaw is ruled out with a groin injury and Jonny Evans is out with a sciatic nerve problem.

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu returns from a ban, while loanee Andre Wisdom is back after being ineligible to face parent club Liverpool.

Boss Tony Pulis has several other injury concerns but will not name them.

Long before the final whistle blew at Goodison Park last Sunday, you could anticipate the mood of Louis van Gaal. His face said it all.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is unlikely to play again this season as he may require surgery on his hip.

Mario Balotelli is out with a foot problem and Jon Flanagan has been ruled out for up to nine months, but midfielder Lucas returns from injury.

QPR will make a late decision on Bobby Zamora, who has been struggling with a long-standing hip problem.
Midfielder Leroy Fer is fit to start after he returned from a knee injury as a substitute last weekend.

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