Chelsea fans react as out-of-form star speaks ahead of Bournemouth clash

Out-of-form Chelsea striker Diego Costa had told the club’s official website that he is enjoying playing for a “strong team” that is battling to win the Premier League title.

The Blues – who are seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur going into the weekend’s matches – know they can move a step closer to regaining the trophy they won in 2015 when they face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening.

The 28-year-old will also hope to get back on the goal trail after a disappointing spell that has seen him score just twice in his last eight league matches.

Nevertheless, the Spaniard says he is enjoying his football at the current time.

He told “We are a compact, strong team.

“Playing right now is great. We are playing to win a championship.

“During the previous season I was out a lot of the time, either because of a suspension or an injury or for another reason. So this year I really want to play the remaining matches and enjoy myself here in Chelsea.”

Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the interview with the Spain international via social media, with many suggesting that he needs to up his game ahead of the trip to the south coast.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the interview…