While Chelsea are looking like the most comfortable team in the Premier League by far, rarely swaying from the imperious 3-4-3 formation deployed by Antonio Conte way back in October, the Stamford Bridge boat is never far from being rocked it seems.
After seeing their season almost take a rather unexpected turn over the course of the January transfer window as star striker Diego Costa was linked with a big-money move to the Chinese Super League, the Spaniard is back in the media of late talking about the notion of leaving SW6.
“I’ve done everything to come back to Atletico Madrid but I wouldn’t fight the same to return. When Atletico didn’t wait for me, I had to go to Conte with the tail between my legs.”
Strongly linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid last summer, the 28-year-old has admitted he did try and make a return to the Spanish capital, where he helped Los Rojiblancos win the La Liga title and reach the Champions League title in 2014.
Though Costa does suggest he won’t try as hard to move back to Madrid again, Chelsea fans on Twitter have been slightly annoyed his recent comments and are wary about his long-term future in west London.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Chelsea fans reacted on Twitter to Costa’s comments.
Diego Costa never seizes to amaze me… Always talking like a kid #CFC very unsettled. If he wanna leave, he should do so swiftly
— ChezimorCFC (@chezimor) March 22, 2017
Diego Costa is making me angry now#CFC
— Blue Hatchet Man (@shaunkrish) March 22, 2017
— Haitham (@haythame78) March 22, 2017
@ChelsTransfer I appreciate him at Chelsea, but he must leave. He could become toxic, in a team that seems to grow closer.
— said marin (@said_mhdz) March 22, 2017
Sell Costa for big money to China. Sell Matic.
— Saèb A.J (@SoCrAtiS26) March 22, 2017
Why would Costa come out and say something like that? May as well just sell him if he's made it clear he'd like to go eventually.
— Pranav (@OleOleCheIsea) March 22, 2017