|Diego Costa and his Chelsea team-mates had the full blessing of manager Jose Mourinho to go on their Christmas night out on Wednesday, Press Association Sport understands.|
Costa, who was unhappy at being an unused substitute in last Sunday's goalless draw at Tottenham, was shown pictured leaving a nightclub along with Brazilians Ramires and Kenedy in the early hours of Thursday.
The trio were pictured following a night out with the whole squad, which had the approval of Mourinho.
And all players reported on time for training on Thursday ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League home clash with Bournemouth.
The Premier League champions enter this weekend's fixtures in 14th place in the table, 12 points adrift of the top four.
Mourinho played down any suggestion of a falling out with Costa after the draw at White Hart Lane, despite the striker appearing to throw his substitutes' bib in his manager's direction.
"If he wants to hurt me, it's not with a bib," Mourinho said.
"I have a good relationship with him, no problems."
Speculation of Chelsea signing a new striker in January and Costa nearing the end of his time at Stamford Bridge after 18 months has gathered pace, but Mourinho has consistently insisted relations between the pair are good.
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