It’s fair to say that Antonio Conte’s decision to get rid of Diego Costa in the summer is looking a foolish one.
Despite scoring 20 goals in 35 Premier League matches as Chelsea romped to the title last season, Conte sent a text message to the Spanish striker saying he was no longer needed at the club.
In response, Conte splashed £75 million on Alvaro Morata with Costa moving to his former club, Atletico Madrid - despite not being able to play until January due to their transfer ban.
And when Morata started banging in the goals following his big-money move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea fans were asking: ‘Diego who?’
But things have changed.
Morata hasn’t scored since Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Brighton on Boxing Day, while the Blues haven’t scored at all in their previous three matches.
As for Costa, despite already picking up a red card, he’s now scored two goals in three appearances for Atleti.
And he produced a fantastic strike for Diego Simeone's side this evening in their Copa del Rey clash against Sevilla.
Costa pounced on a loose ball and fired the ball across the goal with his left foot into the far corner.
WATCH: DIEGO COSTA'S GOAL FOR ATLETICO MADRID
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Of course, considering Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal, that goal will have hurt supporters - especially when they’ve been linked with a January transfer move for Andy Carroll today.
And that was what plenty of Chelsea fans were talking about after seeing Costa’s goal - the fact that they could be about to go from Costa to Carroll in the space of six months.
CHELSEA FANS REACT HILARIOUSLY
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In the meantime, Chelsea are being held to a 0-0 draw by Championship side Norwich at half-time meaning they’ve now gone three-and-a-half matches without a goal - more than 300 minutes.
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