Diego Costa started life in the Premier League like a house on fire, scoring 11 in his first ten games in the English league. But the Brazilian-born striker has failed to score any in his last six games in all competitions.
Not only that, but Costa has yet to grab a goal in any competition other than the Premier League. What has been the reason for his dramatic fall in form? The Sun think they have found the answer.
They believe the £32 million summer signing has moved into the former home of epic Chelsea flop Fernando Torres. The £6million six-bedroom mansion was home to the Spaniard during his infamous three-and-a-half year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Torres bought the house after making his £50 million move from Liverpool in 2011, but has since moved to AC Milan before being loaned out to Atletico Madrid. A source quoted in the same report believes the house may be cursed.
“People have been saying that Fernando’s home was cursed"
Someone close to Costa said: “People have been saying that Fernando’s home was cursed and seems to have affected Diego’s ability to find the net.
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"If he is so desperate to score, maybe he should move out.”
Torres, 30, scored just 20 times in 110 appearances for Chelsea with Jose Mourinho eventually allowing the troubled star to leave for free. He still owns the house in Oxshott, Surrey, according to the same report, which would mean Costa is currently renting.
The 26-year-old came close to scoring in the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham, but his deflected effort was later declared an own goal by Kyle Walker. He has now played over seven hours of football without scoring.
Should he be Dropped?
Jose Mourinho signed Loic Remy and Didier Drogba in the summer but neither seem to be getting a look in despite Costa's poor form. As a result of his drought, Chelsea's form has taken a dip as well. They drew at home to Burnley and failed to capitalise on chances against PSG in the Champions League. Maybe it's time for Costa to move out of that cursed property.
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