Chelsea fans were in for a shock when they discovered that their beloved striker Diego Costa was left out for the International Champions Cup fixture against Premier League opponents Liverpool.
Traore and Loftus-Cheek had started as strikers, with new signing Michy Batshuayi coming on as a substitute, meaning a fit Diego Costa had been left out altogether from the game.
However, this was only a lull before the storm as Diego Costa posted a photograph on Instagram where he was seen sitting in the dressing room not in the training kit with Willian, Kenedy, Pedro and Fabregas which had the caption, “Thank you so much for all my friends!!!”
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