Diego Costa hasn’t traveled with the Chelsea squad to Leicester for their Saturday Premier League clash with the Foxes, after the Spanish striker got embroiled with Blues’ boss Antonio Conte over an apparent injury.
Costa is apparently convinced that he is suffering from a back problem which is linked to his history of hamstring injuries. However, Chelsea’s medical staff remain unconvinced and have received the full support of Conte over the issue.
This disagreement apparently escalated with both player and manager having a serious falling out which has culminated in the top-flight’s top-scorer being omitted from the Chelsea squad for the Leicester game on Saturday.
The Blues had been preparing to offer their star striker a bumper new deal but according to newspaper reports, Costa’s representatives are now looking at offers from the Chinese Super League which could make the former Atletico Madrid star the highest paid player on the planet.
While we expect all this drama to blow over and for Costa to remain with league leaders Chelsea, at least for this season, stranger things have happened! And if the in-form hitman did indeed leave Stamford Bridge before the end of the month, what might that do to the Blues’ title hopes?!