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Chelsea made a big mistake replacing Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata, stat all but confirms

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com197 hits

Chelsea look to have made a big mistake in the transfer market by forcing out Diego Costa and replacing him with Alvaro Morata last summer, stats seem to confirm. The Blues won the Premier League title comfortably last season thanks to the scoring prowess of Costa up front, with the Spaniard finishing as the club’s top scorer on 20 league goals. Since then, various reports of a bust-up...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores and sees red in eventful LaLiga return for Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by PA44 hits

Diego Costa was sent off in his first LaLiga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.Former Chelsea striker Costa doubled Atletico's lead at the Wanda Metropolitano when he slotted home a low cross from the right in the 68th minute.The Spain international then rushed off to celebrate in among...Full Story »

Chelsea manager Conte: My message to Diego Costa on his big day...

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com199 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has wished Diego Costa all the best for his move to Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old played a key role as Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte's first season at the club but was subsequently told to find a new club over the summer by the Italian. Costa was presented to Atletico fans on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Conte was asked for a reaction and ...Full Story »

Diego Simeone: the last pharaoh

Posted Saturday, December 30, 2017 by Marca.com87 hits

Africa remained the only continent that Atletico Madrid had not passed through on their rise to the top of football, and now at last Diego Simeone has taken his team to Egypt for a charity game against Al Ahly on Saturday. For the Arabic side, it is a game of huge importance, as much as a cup final, and their fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of one of Europe's great teams. The unive...Full Story »

Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN111 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

Chelsea ace Morata: I chat regularly with Diego Costa

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by tribalfootball.com71 hits

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed he's in regular contact with Diego Costa. Costa left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in controversial circumstances this season, with Morata arriving effectively as his replacement. "People remember him there," Morata said of Costa and Chelsea to AS. "I speak to him quite a lot. There was a chance that we might have played together but in the end that d...Full Story »

Diego Costa ALREADY taking break from Atletico Madrid training as he sips beer on a Marbella beach with pals

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk117 hits

DIEGO COSTA has been put through his paces in a bid to build his fitness... but still found time to sip a cold one in Marbella. The former Chelsea man was treating himself to a low-key birthday beer in the Spanish holiday resort after turning 29 on Saturday. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa orders a cold beer as he celebrates his birthday Despite sacrificing a pre-season at the Blues in or...Full Story »

Chelsea right to sell Diego Costa, says Gianfranco Zola

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Skysports.com188 hits

Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid this summer, says Blues legend Gianfranco Zola. Costa completed his move to former club Atletico on Tuesday evening despite helping Chelsea to the Premier League title last season. Zola, speaking on The Debate, adds Costa's replacement Alvaro Morata is technically great, but is holding back judgement on whether he is the full package....Full Story »

Diego Costa posts Chelsea farewell tribute: I couldn't lose faith in myself

Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by tribalfootball.com171 hits

Diego Costa has posted an emotional farewell to Chelsea on his Instagram. The Spain international completed his move to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. After being told he was not in Antonio Conte's plans for the 2017/18 season, Costa says he had to leave the Blues because he 'could not lose faith' in himself. The post read: "Some cycles begin while others end. My cycle at Chelsea began three y...Full Story »

Diego Costa is the worst kind of footballer, FA showed negligence in Mark Sampson saga

Posted Sunday, September 24, 2017 by Express.co.uk135 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dealt perfectly with Diego Costa He is 100 per cent correct. Rarely can a major transfer away from a major Premier League club be such a relief to all concerned --- and such a delight to those of us who care about how the game is played. Costa is a consistent goal-scorer, which is significant in football. He is a striker of immense physical strength, another crucial...Full Story »

Diego Costa watches Atletico Madrid see off Sevilla

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by PA35 hits

Diego Costa looked on as Atletico Madrid allowed themselves to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.Costa is back with Atletico after Chelsea agreed to grant his wish to return, although the Spanish club's transfer ban means he will have a watching brief until January.He was able to enjoy what he saw on Saturday, as his new club took further advantage of Rea...Full Story »

Diego Costa: I have special affection for Chelsea but Atletico is my home

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by Goal.com130 hits

Diego Costa claimed he has a "special affection" for Chelsea after the striker completed a move to Atletico Madrid after a summer of uncertainty. After being told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he was no longer needed at the London club, the combative forward remained AWOL despite no transfer coming through before the end of the window. However, after returning to Madrid, the 28-year-old...Full Story »

Diego Costa puts cars up for sale as he continues Chelsea absence

Posted Monday, September 18, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk152 hits

Diego Costa has stepped up his attempts to leave Chelsea Costa has been missing from the West London outfit since the end of last season after Blues boss Antonio Conte told him he had no future at the club via text. The absent striker is determined to push through a move to former side Atletico Madrid and has already moved his family out of his base in Oxshott, Surrey, according to The Sun. T...Full Story »

Higuain omitted by Argentina again as Brazil recall Diego

Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Goal.com62 hits

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has again been overlooked by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli for next month's decisive final round of World Cup qualifiers. Higuain was axed for the recent draws against Uruguay and Venezuela which left Argentina fifth, clinging to an intercontinental play-off place. Despite the precarious position, Higuain's two goals in three Serie A appearances have not b...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid make first offer to Chelsea for Diego Costa

Posted Friday, September 15, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com88 hits

Atletico Madrid have made a first offer to Chelsea for Diego Costa this week. Marca says Atletico officials met with Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia and tabled a concrete offer for the striker. Atletico have bid €60m for the Spain international and Chelsea are now considering their next move. For his part, Costa remains in Brazil, though family and members of his entourage have reloc...Full Story »

Diego Costa did not catch his flight back to London

Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Marca.com97 hits

A ticket was reserved in Diego Costa's name for the JJ8084 flight which left Sao Paulo Guarulhos on Monday and which arrived in London Heathrow on Tuesday, however the player did not board the plane. This suggests that there has been a recent change of plans. Chelsea were expecting Costa to return to London and to train with the club's reserves, but his agent Jorge Mendes has been working ...Full Story »

Chelsea rebel Diego Costa in Atletico Madrid move: Spanish club send delegate to make deal

Posted Saturday, September 09, 2017 by Express.co.uk187 hits

Diego Costa has failed to report for Chelsea training this season despite the club telling him to ATLETICO MADRID have despatched a delegation to London today in a bid to end the impasse over Diego Costa. The club officials will meet Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia hoping to finalise the transfer of the Spain striker. Atletico, who cannot sign players until January because of a FIFA trans...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Diego Costa unlikely to join Fenerbahce

Posted Friday, September 08, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com105 hits

It is unlikely Diego Costa will sign for Fenerbahce on loan, according to Sky Sports. The Chelsea striker has an opportunity to join the Super Lig club because the Turkish transfer window closes on Friday. However, Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman said on Thursday: "Diego Costa's move was close for a loan, [but] the outcome is negative for now". Costa and Chelsea are both desperate to part ...Full Story »

Diego Costa: Chelsea demand AWOL striker's car be removed, locker also cleared

Posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 by Express.co.uk266 hits

Chelsea have removed Diego Costa's car from the first-team car park and cleared out his locker CHELSEA have ordered that Diego Costa's Range Rover be removed from the first-team car park and dumped in a youth team bay at the club's training ground. Costa, 28, has been deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea after Antonio Conte told him he is no longer in his plans via text earlier in the sum...Full Story »

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois apologises to Atletico fans after Diego Costa Instagram post

Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk104 hits

Thibaut Courtois has apologised to Atletico Madrid fans after his Diego Costa Instagram post Costa has been in AWOL at Chelsea after boss Antonio Conte told him he is not wanted by text message in the summer. The Spanish striker has had his heart set on a move back to Atletico Madrid but following a transfer ban a move has failed to materialise. Belgian keeper Courtois posted on Instagram a p...Full Story »

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