Chelsea star slammed for being himself against Everton

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 is once again ruffling a few feathers with his physical presence and aggression, gaining some angry reaction from the Toffees supporters.

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.

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.

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.