Costa's fitness a key factor for Chelsea

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LONDON (AP) Chelsea regained the Premier League trophy with such ease that Jose Mourinho felt his team's achievement did not get the recognition it deserved.

But as rival fans directed "boring" chants at Chelsea last season, their own teams were doing little to inject excitement in the pursuit of the title. From the first weekend of the season Chelsea was on top and stayed there until collecting the trophy for the first time in five years.

Surely it cannot be as straightforward for Chelsea again? That is likely to depend on how long striker Diego Costa stays injury-free and whether newcomer Radamel Falcao is more prolific in front of goal than during his insipid season at Manchester United.

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