Diego Costa: Former Chelsea cult hero in line to make second Premier League debut this weekend

Diego Costa: Former Chelsea cult hero in line to make second Premier League debut this weekend

  • Former Chelsea cult hero Diego Costa is set to make a second Premier League debut on Saturday, October 1
  • Wolves face West Ham as the Premier League returns and there is concern over Raul Jimenez’s fitness
  • Costa only recently signed for Wolves as a free agent, coming back to the Premier League years after leaving Chelsea

Veteran striker Diego Costa is in line to make his debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, October 1 against West Ham United.

This comes as doubts continue to grow over Raul Jimenez’s fitness as the Mexican striker is reportedly struggling with a groin issue.

Daily Mail reports that Jimenez’s injury came to light during the warm up in the build up to Wolves’ game against Southampton on September 3.

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Diego Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers shoots during a Wolverhampton Wanderers training session at The Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on September 21, 2022. Photo by Jack Thomas.
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Gerardo Martino, the Mexico boss, admitted he was worried about his centre forward earlier this week.

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Wolves boss Bruno Lage does not have too many options in the way of an out and out striker as Sasa Kalajdzic, who was signed in the summer is also out for the long term with knee ligament damage.

This opens a window of opportunity for 33-year-old Costa, who is familiar with the demands of the Premier League.

It will be interesting to see how Costa performs in his first game, seeing as he has not played competitive football since last year after leaving Atletico Miniero in December.

He however began full training with Wolves during the international break and has regained some degree of fitness ahead of the West Ham game.

The 2-time Premier League winner signed a deal with Wolves that runs until the end of the season.

Source: Sports Brief News