Chelsea and their supporters will always occupy a special place in Diego Costa’s heart.
The Brazil-born Spain international, who rejoined Atletico Madrid in January following three seasons at Stamford Bridge, scored 59 goals in 120 appearances for the west London outfit.
The Chelsea fans loved him, despite his penchant for getting into trouble, and most of them probably wish he was still playing for their club.
Alvaro Morata, the former Real Madrid striker who cost £60 million last summer, has failed to fill the void left by Costa. The Spain international was named among the substitutes for Chelsea’s biggest match of the season so far against Barcelona this evening.
In his place was Olivier Giroud, who was brought in from Arsenal in January.
Costa, who has scored six goals in 13 matches for Atletico since the turn of the New Year, was watching tonight’s match at the Camp Nou from the comfort of his own home.
Costa makes his feelings about Conte crystal clear
And the 29-year-old made his feelings about Chelsea manager Antonio Conte crystal clear on his Instagram story.
Eagle-eyed football fans notice how Conte had scribbled out Conte’s name as the visitors’ line-up flashed up on TV.
Check it out…
So petty, Diego.
Why Costa dislikes Conte
It’s no surprise that Costa doesn’t have much time for Conte, who informed the striker that he did not feature in his plans for the 2017-18 campaign via text message last summer.
Costa had fallen out with the Italian coach months earlier but still helped the club win the Premier League title.
Conte, however, never forgave Costa for their training ground bust-up and duly axed him ahead of the current campaign.
Wonder if Conte, whose side are currently losing 2-0 to Barcelona, now has any regrets over his decision to offload Costa…
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