London (AFP) – Antonio Conte revealed he ignored Diego Costa’s request to be substituted because the volatile Chelsea striker’s passion is too important to lose. Costa scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 win over spluttering champions Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. But the controversial Spain star still managed to cause a fuss with his demonstrative, but unsuccessful, attempt to convince Chelsea manager Conte to substitute him in the 70th minute.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says it is "no good" to talk about striker Diego Costa following every game after the striker avoided a second yellow card before scoring the winner in his side's 2-1 victory at Watford.
London (AFP) – Diego Costa thrust himself back into the headlines with an 89th-minute winner as Chelsea edged West Ham United 2-1 in Antonio Conte’s first Premier League game as manager on Monday. Eden Hazard, symbol of Chelsea’s sl...