Costa is the Premier League’s leading scorer, tied with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. He’s one of the Blues most valuable players this season, but he was dropped over the weekend in the match against Leicester City due to a row he’s having with coaches and management.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the Premier League’s leading scorer, tied with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez. He’s one of the Blues most valuable players this season, but he was dropped over the weekend in the match against Leicester City due to a row he’s having with coaches and management.
The source of the discord is an out of this world financial offer Costa received from the Chinese Super League.Follow paulmbanks
Punters who put free bets and large wagers with online bookmakers on Chelsea to win the EPL this campaign will be happy that the Blues currently sit atop the Premier League. They are looking back to their best after the disastrous season they had last year.
Both Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are playing like world-class stars again and they have the chance in the January window to buy new stars to supplement their bid to reclaim their throne.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has made a lot of headlines this season, but it’s mostly been for all the right reasons. The Spaniard superstar has received a lot of publicity for scoring goals, often of the game winning variety; instead of making headlines for cheating and then being reprimanded, per usual during his career.
The last 24 hours have been tumultuous though as Costa, the Premier League’s leading scorer, who’s having a Player of the Year kind of campaign, was dropped for the weekend trip to Leicester City.
He didn’t even make the trip, but Chelsea didn’t miss a beat, drubbing the defending champions at the King Power Stadium 3-0.Follow paulmbanks
As polarizing a figure he truly is, Diego Costa sure can “ball.” He has 14 goals, to lead the entire premier league this season. In 19 games this season, he’s achieved a 126′ minutes per goal average to go along with 5 assists. He’s the EPL leading scorer, and quite possibly the league player of the year.
Thus he’s attracting the interest of the Chinese Super League, which is offering him Costa an egregiously exorbitant contract, £500,000 per week, $36,000,000 per year. Once Costa became aware of this possibility, he was no longer training in the manner that the team wanted, and then the trouble began.Follow paulmbanks
Chelsea FC forward Diego Costa will be dropped for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City tomorrow. The Chelsea and Spain striker is reportedly got into a heated argument with a member of the coaching staff, and that escalated into problems with Manager Antonio Conte.
Apparently, the polarizing forward isn’t won’t even be traveling to Leicester, and he may not even feature again for the Blues. Costa has been offered an outrageous deal, £500,000 per week, $36,000,000 per year by the Chinese super league, and since he became aware of such an offer, he has refused to train properly.Follow paulmbanks
With more than half of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign elapsed, Chelsea FC are sitting pretty at the top of the table, five points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and eight points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.
Last season’s dismal campaign is fast becoming a distant memory and the summer managerial appointment of wily Italian Antonio Conte is increasingly looking like an incredibly shrewd move by Blues owner Roman Abramovich.Follow paulmbanks
One of Chelsea‘s two main summer signings, Michy Batshuayi, has not been a major part of the plot this season. Batshuayi scored 26 goals in 62 games for Ligue 1 side Marseille last season, but he’s not playing much at all for Stamford Bridge. Stuck beyond a very much in form Diego Costa.
He’s yet to start a single league game for the Blues in 2016-17, and could be moving on to Swansea City on loan.Follow paulmbanks
Former England Captain and Chelsea club icon John Terry hasn’t been match fit too often this season, and hence we haven’t seen him in action very much. However, he did “accomplish” something notable today in the Blues 4-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Cup third round today.
Terry was booked with a red card and sent off; something no Chelsea player, not even Diego Costa has done this season.Follow paulmbanks
For Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte, it’s the epitome of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” About halfway through the season, Conte looks like the Premier League Manager of the Year, with midfielder N’Golo Kante perhaps the acquisition of the year. Chelsea, fresh off seeing their 13 game winning streak snapped, remain on top of the table.
Conte hopes to preserve the status quo, and see out a January transfer window that’s essentially uneventful.Follow paulmbanks
After Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to rival Tottenham Hotspur, just their second in the last 14 matches against the fellow London outfit, Blues defender David Luiz extolled the virtues of the English Premier League.
Luiz, re-acquired from French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain in a summer transfer deadline day stunner, says the British top flight is the strongest in the entire world.Follow paulmbanks