Diego Costa has been in the news lately, less for his goals (did he score any including the preseason?) and more for his injuries and antiques on the field!
The Spaniard who set the league on fire last season (Figuratively, of course! Given it’s Costa, it’s important to clear the air) by scoring bucket loads of goals and playing an important part in clinching the title for us, has been below par, so far this season!
The glass hamstrings haven’t helped while, the Spaniard has struggled to replicate his form that made him a terror among the Premier League defenders. Arguably, a lot of that also has to do with Fabregas and Eden Hazard’s inability to create opportunities for him in the last couple of matches, but one thing that Diego Costa hasn’t lost is his anger and theatrics on the pitch!
The Spaniard had a confrontation with Fernandinho in the last game after the Brazilian committed a dangerous foul on the Striker, just before the half time. To be honest, it was a silly challenge and while the midfielder did get booked for it, Jose Mourino, in his post match interview, thought he should have been sent off for that.
Fernandinho, meanwhile, defended himself by saying that Diego Costa is the one who is always looking for trouble:
“He is always trying to offend the opposition, but I keep calm and keep playing.
“I just didn’t want to fight or have any confrontation and just to play for my team.
“It was an accident and the nature of the game. It was a shock and I received a yellow card. It happens in football.”
Source – ESPN
Later, the tunnel cam showed Diego Costa giving a death stare to Fernandinho while Vincent Kompany tried to protect his team mate from the wrath of the devil. The devil, meanwhile, should be looking to get on the scoresheet this weekend, if Chelsea are to challenge for the title!
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