The Premier League’s runaway scorer with nine goals in seven, Diego Costa is certainly Chelsea’s danger man. So Crystal Palace and Manchester City will be pleased to know that he will not be taking part this afternoon, with the troublesome hamstring injury he’s been playing through having finally caught up with him.
Unlike their opponents, Blues fans certainly didn’t take the news well. Here’s how Twitter reacted with a mix of anger and banter.
Diego Costa doesn’t start for Chelsea today. Fantasy football players right now…. https://t.co/BaD4A6bv5h
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 18, 2014
Diego Costa is actually, truthfully OUT INJURED for Chelsea’s trip to Palace. He’s already on his way home. pic.twitter.com/tI6RhigK66
— Soccer Divas ⚽ (@Soccer_divas) October 18, 2014
So sad: Diego Costa will not feature v Crystal Palace. Not even on the bench
— Bolu Oluwagbesan (@boludmaestro) October 18, 2014
Costa is gonna be a HUGE miss 🙁
— Homies Over Hoes! (@Diego_Monsta) October 18, 2014
So it’s serious now? The hiding Diego Costa thing…
— NEVES, Matheus (@MthsD) October 18, 2014
No, please, tell me more about how Diego Costa not playing affects your fantasy team…
— Alex Watt (@AlexWattMMA) October 18, 2014
So 40.0% of you captained Diego Costa, with him not being in the match day squad, your vice captain is…
— FantasyFooty Updates (@Fpl_Updates) October 18, 2014