Diego Costa took centre stage for Chelsea versus Tottenham on Sunday, despite failing to register a single minute on the pitch.
The Blues weighed in with a much improved display during a goalless draw against the Lilywhites, with Jose Mourinho full of praise for his side’s defensive work rate. However, the club’s performance was largely overshadowed by an incident involving their star striker.
Not only did he refuse to warm up before the match at White Hart Lane, Costa then proceeded to throw away his bib, seemingly in the direction of his manager, when he was not used as a substitute – a sign of dissent that many are suggesting could mark the beginning of the end of his time at the club.
However, if we have learned anything from the Spaniard during his time in England, surely this is not going to be the case?
Costa is a player who thrives off aggression and anger – he excels when captivated by the so-called red mist – and this latest debacle could see him finally return to his goal scoring ways.
While his antics from the sideline detracted somewhat from his teammates performance on the field this Sunday, he will undoubtedly respond positively in the long run.
Costa may only have three goals to his name this term, but, with Chelsea due a positive run of form, it is unlikely he will remain on this tally for long.
Next time he is included in the Blues starting line-up, he will be out to prove a point.
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