Chelsea star Diego Costa has returned to training

Chelsea star striker Diego Costa is back to training after being sidelined for eight weeks with a knee injury.

Costa, who missed the 1-0 win over Stoke City in the FA Cup semi-final, was diagnosed with an ACL tear on Tuesday.

He was initially unable to return to the first-team after injuring the knee during the 4-1 defeat to Stoke City on February 3.

Costa was a late withdrawal from the Chelsea squad that took on Everton in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup semi final last week and was ruled out of the match after suffering a knee strain.

Costa’s absence has seen Chelsea sit third in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Manchester City and four points clear of leaders Manchester United.

He is now in the final 18 matches of his loan spell at Stamford Bridge.