The protracted saga looks to be finally coming to a close with the Blues agreeing a fee with Atlético Madrid.
But Chelsea will want to carry on their good form on the pitch so they forget Costa.
They go into Saturday’s game three points behind the league leaders and will hope for three points at a ground they picked up a crucial victory in their title-winning campaign last season.
David Luiz will miss the game after being sent off against Arsenal, while Danny Drinkwater is still out injured.
Tiemoué Bakayoko is fit to play despite having a car accident yesterday.
Eden Hazard played 90 minutes for the first time this season in the midweek 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest, and he could get his first league start of the season.
Kick off at Britannia Stadium is at 3pm and the game isn’t being shown live on TV in the UK.
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