Diego Costa Names Person to Blame for Unexpected Chelsea Exit in 2017

Diego Costa Names Person to Blame for Unexpected Chelsea Exit in 2017

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Diego Costa took a swipe at Antono Conte as he hinted the Italian was to blame for his Chelsea exit
  • Costa made his first return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 8 since his departure from Chelsea in 2017
  • He received a standing ovation from the fans as he was substituted in the 57th minute

Diego Costa has sensationally blamed Antonio Conte for leaving Chelsea in 2017.

Costa, 35, made his return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 8 as a Wolves player and was warmly received by the fans.

He was however unable to have a significant impact in the game and was eventually taken off in the 57th minute.

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Antonio Conte (L), Manager of Chelsea congratulates Diego Costa (R) after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2016. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Wolves went on to lose the game 3-0 and in his post-match interview, Costa made some interesting comments.

“I've never had a problem with the fans,” He said as quoted on Daily Mail.
'My problem was not with the crowd, it was with that coach. I left in bad terms with that manager, I left a champion for the second time, and he didn't count on me.

Costa went on to say he was helpless and had to leave Chelsea but the standing ovation on Saturday was proof he did not leave on bad terms with the fans.

As a Chelsea player, Costa spent three seasons with the Blues, winning two Premier League titles.

Despite the infamous curse of the Chelsea number 9, Costa actually had a fairly impressive goal ratio as a Chelsea player as he bagged 59 goals in 120 games for the club.

Aubameyang launches attack on Mikel Arteta

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s scathing comments about Mikel Arteta.

In the build up to his Arsenal exit, Aubameyang was frozen out of his side in what was termed as indiscipline issues. Barcelona ended up signing the striker, where he flourished for six months.

In a recent interview, Aubameyang claimed that Arteta does not know how to handle big players.

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