Saturday, 15 October 2016


Diego Costa reacted angrily to Conte to request for a substitution.


  Antonio Conte won a battle of wills with Diego Costa after Chelsea's leading scorer demand to be taken off during the 3-0bPremier League victory over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa started the game on four yellow cards for the season, meaning another booking would see him miss the highly anticipated clash with Mourinho's Manchester United on October 23.

With Chelsea leading 3-0 courtsey of goals from Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses - the Blues striker gestured angrily towards his manager that he wanted to be substituted 20 minutes before time to avoid a potential suspension, but Conte was having non of it - despite Costa holding his leg late on.

Chelsea manager [Conte] after the game said: "I kept Costa on until the end of the game because he is an important player for us.
"He has a good personality and he transfers that passion. We need that passion every moment of the game though i knew it was a risk because if he took another yellow card, he do misses the next match.

 "I decide every substitution, me. Always I take the responsibility in a positive or negative situation."

Chelsea will host Mourinho's Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday October 23rd which is tagged to be one of the toughest match between the two clubs. And Diego Costa is desperate to face his former boss.



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