Diego Costa.

Diego Costa throws his bib in the direction of Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane

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Following Chelsea's 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Tuesday night, Jose Mourinho insisted there were no problems between himself and Diego Costa after a very heated altercation. 

However, scenes during the Blues' 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday suggested otherwise.

Costa was dropped to the bench with Mourinho choosing to deploy Eden Hazard as a makeshift forward. (scroll down the page to see what made Chelsea fans so angry)


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The Spanish international cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines and BT Sport reported that he refused to warm-up before the game. 

However, he did warm-up in the second half and could have been forgiven for thinking he was going to make an appearance.

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But Mourinho had other plans and they did not sit well with the Brazilian-born Spanish international.

In added time, the Special One opted against bringing on the forward and Costa reacted by throwing his bib in the direction of his manager. 

Not really the actions of a player who is happy with his current situation, but at least he drew a laugh from John Obi Mikel.

To an outsider, it would seem there are major problems between Costa and Mourinho, but, following the stalemate in North London, the Portuguese once again refuted those claims. But many Chelsea fans are less than happy. 


Costa has struggled to recreate his form of last season and has scored just three goals in 11 Premier League appearances. 

It was no surprise to see him dropped from the starting line-up, but it was maybe a shock to see Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao left out of the matchday squad.

Costa is not the only Chelsea player struggling to recreate his title winning form, though, Cesc Fabregas won't want to see this again.

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