Manchester United vs Chelsea team news: Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao OUT of crucial fixture

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Diego Costa will not play for Chelsea against Manchester United in this afternoon's crucial Premier League fixture, with Didier Drogba taking his place up front.

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In addition, Radamel Falcao is not in the United squad. He suffered an injury in training this week.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho said this week that Costa had a "little chance" of featuring after picking up a hamstring injury. The Spain international  last figured against Luxembourg for Spain on 12 October.

Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta starts his three-match ban after receiving a straight red card against Crystal Palace last week, meaning Luis starts.

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Di Maria, Van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Blackett, Fletcher, Carrick, Herrera, A.Pereira, Wilson

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba.

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Ake, Mikel, Salah, Baker, Schurrle

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