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Chelsea face United on Sunday but Mourinho says he will not rest his key players against the Slovenian champions

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Statistical preview to the Premier League, featuring Manchester City vs Chelsea; West Ham vs Liverpool and Aston Villa vs Arsenal

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend on behalf of The Independent

Premier League football on TV: Matches on this weekend, including West Ham vs Liverpool and Manchester City vs Chelsea

A round-up of the games you can see on television over the weekend

Sergio Aguero vs Diego Costa: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Manchester City and Chelsea

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' forwards ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium

Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho have 'no relationship', says Chelsea manager

Portuguese boss admits he would return to Real Madrid if he had the chance

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Diego Costa will start on Sunday, says Jose Mourinho

Costa has been battling injury and did not start in the draw with Schalke

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Diego Costa is now the main man, says Didier Drogba

Blues great hails Costa as the man "Chelsea needed" this season

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Yaya Toure fuels doubts again ahead of crucial clash

Touré needs success in Europe to justify his decision to leave Barcelona

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic scores the winner against Manchester City at the Etihad last week

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Premier League match preview

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Spain had 82 players appear in the Champions League this week... how many did England have?

England fielded just one more player than Belarus and fewer than Sweden

Didier Drogba asks for patience from Chelsea fans, explaining 'I'm like a diesel, I need time'

The Blues legend is still yet to score since returning to Stamford Bridge

Diego Costa

Diego Costa injury: Which games is the Chelsea striker likely to miss?

Jose Mourinho has revealed the striker is unable to play three games in a week - so which games might he miss?

Diego Costa reacts during his late cameo performance against Schalke on Wednesday night

Diego Costa injury: Jose Mourinho reveals Chelsea striker cannot play three games in a week

Costa came on as a 75th-minute substitute in 1-1 draw with Schalke

Klaas Jan Huntelaar equalises for Schalke
Cesc Fabregas in action during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Schalke on Wednesday night

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