make it even better

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Antonio Conte paid tribute to his Chelsea players for the revival which secured the Premier League title – although Diego Costa threatened to put a dampener on celebrations by jokingly brandishing a fire extinguisher at The Hawthorns. Michy Batshuayi’s …

Diego makes his future

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he will decide his own future – that does not necessarily mean a move to China. Costa scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season as Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday night to move within three points of th …

No Hazard or Costa

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Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were surprisingly left out of Chelsea’s starting line-up for the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham. Antonio Conte raised eyebrows at Wembley by making five changes, with Costa and Hazard benched and bit-part players Nathan …

Conte backs Costa

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Diego Costa has the support of Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte despite the striker’s intermittent goalscoring record this year. Costa has 17 Premier League goals this season, but only three in 10 games in 2017. A three-game barren run means the 28-yea …

Costa no charge

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa will not face retrospective Football Association action after appearing to kick out at Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany. Eden Hazard’s brace secured the Blues a 2-1 win against Pep Guardiola’s men on Wednesday evening, push …

Conte is confident

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte trusts he will not be burned by placing his faith in Diego Costa. Conte says the striker is committed to Chelsea’s Premier League title bid. “I can put my hands in the fire,” Conte said. “It means that you trust 100 per …

Costa wants to stay

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Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa is happy at Chelsea and has no doubts over the striker’s commitment to the Premier League title bid. The 28-year-old missed last weekend’s win at Leicester with a back injury amid reports of a bust-up with Conte and hi …

Costa back in the fold

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Diego Costa took a full part in training with the Chelsea first team on Tuesday as the likelihood of a move to China dwindled. Costa was involved as his Chelsea team-mates returned following two days off after Saturday’s win at Leicester. Head coach An …

Money talks

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted “money is not everything” as speculation mounts that star striker Diego Costa could be poised for a lucrative move to China. The Italian feels playing for the Blues in the Premier League is rewarding enough, with …

Costa’s Chelsea future in doubt

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Diego Costa will be absent for Premier League leaders Chelsea’s clash at Leicester, with his future uncertain. Costa did not travel with the rest of the squad for the Saturday evening fixture. The striker, however, expressed his support for his team-ma …

Table toppers

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Diego Costa’s fifth goal in six games broke West Brom’s stubborn resistance and sealed Chelsea’s ninth consecutive Premier League victory. The Blues won out 1-0 at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Costa’s piledriver, a goal that owed everything to the Spain …

Costa the Gladiator

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Antonio Conte believes he has convinced “warrior” Diego Costa to ignore the sideshow of niggling opponents and focus instead on simply scoring goals. Arch wind-up merchant Costa curiously still remains without a red card in Premier League football, des …