In this a tight and cagey first half FA Cup quarter final between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park, one player has been the talk of the first 45 minutes in unsurprising fashion.
Diego Costa fouled twice now. No yellow for any Everton player. He challenges someone by accident, gets booked. All you need to know.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa is once again ruffling a few feathers with his physical presence and aggression, gaining some angry reaction from the Toffees supporters.
— Peggy Binette (@PeggyBinette) March 12, 2016
Despite the lack of goal mouth action, where Brazilian Willian’s trademark free kick was safely dealt with by goalkeeper Joel Robles, this match has been far from a boring encounter.
You know you are a small club when your entire club gets rustled by Diego Costa
— . (@MikeIele) March 12, 2016
Former Atletico Madrid frontman Costa has had several tussles and tangles with the likes of Everton captain Phil Jagielka, left back Leighton Baines and veteran midfielder Gareth Barry, provoking an angry reaction from the home faithful and positive chants from the away support.
Diego Costa is the only player in the world who can get booked for being fouled #EFCvCHE
— Joe Campbell (@tetromino_joe) March 12, 2016
Considering plenty of tackles and pressing has been highly witnessed in this intriguing encounter, the lack of quality is quite a surprising from both teams and improvement in the second half definitely needs to be made.
Diego Costa is on my list of the 5 people I hate in life!!
— James Mckenzie (@jkenz88) March 12, 2016