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Costa celebrating; Souness and Henry in the Wembley studio.

Thierry Henry reacts hilariously to what Graeme Souness called Diego Costa live on-air

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Chelsea got their season up and running on Sunday afternoon with an important victory over Tottenham Hotspur at their rivals' new temporary home of Wembley Stadium.

The champions responded to their surprising 3-2 loss at home to Burnley last weekend with a 2-1 win against Spurs, courtesy of two goals from wing-back Marcos Alonso.

Not only did the Spaniard give Chelsea the lead with a superb free-kick, but his 88th-minute strike found its way past Hugo Lloris and gave his team their first points of the new campaign.


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The exciting game was part of Sky Sports' Super Sunday and followed Huddersfield's 1-0 win over Newcastle United in a clash between two newly promoted sides.

As always, there was lots of debate among pundits, but after one comment, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry couldn't help but burst out in laughter.

Henry reacts to Souness' description of Costa

Henry was joined by the no-nonsense Graeme Souness in the Sky studio for their coverage of Chelsea's match with Spurs, and the pair were breaking down the key incidents.

Alvaro Morata was handed his first Premier League start by Antonio Conte at Wembley and he squandered a great opportunity to give his new club an early lead.


After the match, the pundits were discussing the performance of Chelsea's record signing and comparing him to last season's top scorer Diego Costa.

Former Liverpool manager Souness was describing what it's like for opposing teams to play against Costa, calling him a "pain in the arse" on live television.

Souness is known for saying it like it is, but as you can see in the video below, Henry couldn't contain himself after the comment, breaking out into laughter.

On a more serious note, people may not like Costa's antics, but Morata has a very difficult task in trying to replace the 28-year-old, who netted 22 times last term.

The ex-Real Madrid striker bagged his first Chelsea goal against Burnley, and he'll need to become a consistent goalscorer for Conte's side to mount a serious defence of their title.


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