Last season’s abysmal display by The Blues that saw them finish tenth helped fuel rumours of their top striker, Diego Costa wanting out. Luckily for Chelsea, Conte’s appointment bought enough time to convince the 28-year old that he could have his entire dream come through right there at the Stamford Bridge.
The first half of the season saw Chelsea run rampant, winning 11 games on the bounce and opening a huge gap between them and the rest of the league. Costa was at the heart of such run of form, discovering the scoring instincts that went blunt last season. The Spaniard scored 20 goals in the Premier League by January and even if that might look meagre by his standards, he very much made up for what he lack in goals by being at his nuisance best, tirelessly provoking opposition defenders in a bid to get them walked up and bag a red card. Continue reading
We’re only four matches into the new Premier League campaign but both Diego Costa and Antonio Conte have already had major impacts on Chelsea’s results this season. The Italian’s charismatic and passionate nature on the touchline has helped to re-ignite energy and vibe at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea supporters have bought into Conte’s energetic enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, Costa is firing the goals in – just as he did when the Blues lifted the title in the 2014/15 campaign. The Spain international has already scored four league goals this season, including a spectacular equaliser
in the dying embers of Chelsea’s most recent contest away at Swansea City. Continue reading
Cesc Fabregas, as many other people, also believes that Diego Costa did not deserve the ban that he was handed for his demeanour in the Arsenal game that had taken place earlier this month.
Costa has, however, completed his ban now and is all set to return to take on Porto in the European Cup. According to Fabregas, his countryman is annoyed at the moment and he has every reason to be in that sort of mood. Fabregas said, “You are never happy when you are treated that harshly and Diego is no different. He feels he’s hard done by and he is probably right.”