Diego Costa has so far proven to be a bargain for Chelsea following his £32million move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Spain international has been an integral part of Chelsea’s success so far this season, linking up well with Cesc Fabregas to turn The Blues in to title favourites. Chelsea’s impressive unbeaten run in the Premier League continued this afternoon after they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield, and Costa was on the score sheet once again.
Although Diego Costa is a talented goal scorer and a real asset to a formidable looking Chelsea team, there is a darker side to his game. The Brazilian born hitman has a propensity to find trouble in almost every game he plays in. He loves a scuffle, and today that scuffle was with Martin Skrtel. Sometimes a troublemaker can be a good thing, as long as he can control his temper. Sometimes though, a line is crossed, and after his attempted eye-gauge on Skrtel today, Liverpool fans will surely think he crossed it.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Costa’s performance:
Meanwhile, Diego Costa doesn't get a booking for attempting to gauge Skrtel's eye out. What a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/h4NjDwyQef
— Transfer Related (@TransferRelated) November 8, 2014
— Marcel (@Marcel_Lal) November 8, 2014
He deserves it too. Hopefully karma comes in… "@KosAssh: Would love it if Costa really break his leg or something…. Such a dirty player"
— #brandonnuri (@brandonnuri) November 8, 2014
Diego Costa is the epitome of Chelsea. Ugly, dirty and overly physical, but somehow gets the job done.
— ♛Presidente Sänchëz♕ (@PresidentOzil) November 8, 2014
I agree with those saying Costa is a bit of a dirty player, but he does get under defenders' skin. No idea how to handle him.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) November 8, 2014
— George.Hill (@georgehill7111) November 8, 2014
Absolutely love Diego Costa. The guy is Jose Mourinho on a football pitch. Arrogant, wind up merchant, brilliant. Special.
— Bikram Karki (@KarkiBikram99) November 8, 2014
Ruthless horrible nasty quality striker #diegocosta
— Richie Crocker (@Crocks_1990) November 8, 2014
Costa is a quality player just so easy to dislike
— Ben✌ (@Ben_Thomas2) November 8, 2014
Costa is a quality player just like Suarez but a horrible cheating footballer like Suarez. Although Costa would never bite anyone.
— ιт's үα вσү – ☆ (@EllisMatthewFox) November 8, 2014