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Costa will only leave Chelsea for Atletico

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London (AFP) – Diego Costa claims he will only leave Chelsea to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, turning his back on long-term speculation of a blockbuster move to China.

Costa scored 22 goals this season in firing Chelsea to the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons at the club.

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup victory

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger said Arsenal’s “spectacular” FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team as they refused to be divided by a turbulent season.

Wenger’s side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend’s devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Changeable Costa eyes golden Wembley sunset

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London (AFP) – Never far from the headlines, Diego Costa will look to bring a turbulent season to a doubly triumphant conclusion when Chelsea tackle Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

The quarrelsome Spain international looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title success.

Changeable Costa eyes golden Wembley sunset

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London (AFP) – Never far from the headlines, Diego Costa will look to bring a turbulent season to a doubly triumphant conclusion when Chelsea tackle Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

The quarrelsome Spain international looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title success.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Celebrates Title Win In Style, By Massaging John Terry’s Gonads And Washing His Own Face With Lucozade (Videos)

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As you may have heard, Chelsea tied up the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns last night.

The final whistle was greeted with mass pandemonium as Antonio Conte and his battle-weary charges celebrated their momentous achievement.

Central to the chaos, as ever, was Diego Costa, who appeared to fully take leave of his senses in the aftermath of the victory.

Diego Costa to stay at Chelsea beyond this season?

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Diego Costa has finally spoken out over the speculation over his future linking him with a mega-money move to China and has taken a swipe at the media in England.

It's fair to say if we are honest, that none of us expect Diego Costa to remain at Chelsea beyond this season. Having read continued speculation over his immediate future, read quotes coming from China of their intention to make him the highest paid footballer in the world, having witnessed his fall-out with the Chelsea staff back in January and his subsequent goal drought where some Chelsea fans questioned his commitment to the Chelsea cause, you can understand and get sucked into the general feeling that he will leave London this summer.

20-goal star finally breaks silence over his future, Chelsea fans will be happy with his comments

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for a while now.

The 28-year-old forward has finally opened up about his future and has revealed that he will be the one to decide his next move and he also dismissed reports of a summer move to China being agreed.

Chelsea Move To Within Three Points Of Premier League Title While Relegating Middlesbrough In One Fell Swoop (Photos & Video)

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Chelsea strode to within three points of clinching their fifth Premier League title with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

The result was also enough to see Boro's relegation confirmed, though it feels like it's been months in the offing now.

The home sidewere buoyant from the off, with goals from Diego Costa (23′), Marco Alonso (34′) and Nemanja Matic (65′) proving more than enough to consign Steve Agnew's waning side to their fate.

Costa should ignore China talk, says Chelsea boss Conte

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has warned Diego Costa to ignore speculation about a potential move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and focus on firing Chelsea to the Premier League title.

Reports this week claimed Tianjin Quanjian had agreed a deal with the Premier League leaders to sign the volatile Spain striker.

Chelsea expected to complete £75m deal this summer, 20-goal star offered £650k-a-week

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Diego Costa is expected to leave Chelsea this summer and the Spanish international could join Chinese club Tianjin.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for a year now. It seems that the player is heading to China this summer.

Chelsea and Spurs face stern title tests

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte will hope Diego Costa justifies his faith in having him rather than Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as his main striker and deliver another three points in Chelsea’s chase for the title on Sunday.

Chelsea face their biggest challenge in their remaining five matches at Everton, who are on a run of eight successive home victories.

Chelsea and Spurs face stern title tests

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte will hope Diego Costa justifies his faith in having him rather than Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as his main striker and deliver another three points in Chelsea’s chase for the title on Sunday.

Chelsea face their biggest challenge in their remaining five matches at Everton, who are on a run of eight successive home victories.

Chelsea: Costa Brace Shoots Down Saints As Blues Go Seven Points Clear (Video)

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Chelsea produced an impressive display at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, running out 4-2 winners against Southampton and restoring their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.

With Tottenham breathing down their necks, the Blues needed a good display against Saints and the hosts got off to the perfect start, with Eden Hazard opening the scoring on five minutes from a Diego Costa pass.

Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Three things Antonio Conte got right

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Chelsea marched into the FA Cup Final with a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in a pulsating contest at Wembley yesterday. The Blues survived an onslaught from their London rivals, before being clinical with their own chances. These two are locked in a fascinating battle in the Premier League title race as well, with Chelsea currently 4 points ahead with 6 games left to play.

Diego Costa: Chelsea and the fans are losing patience. He MUST deliver a big performance against Tottenham.

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The speculation surrounding Diego Costa's immediate future has become the focus of attention once again. Chelsea are reportedly losing patience, the Chelsea fans are losing patience and he MUST deliver a big, big performance tomorrow at Wembley.

Having fallen out with people at the club over a lucrative move to China once, Diego Costa has become the focus of an improved offer to the club AND a ridiculous salary offer which is reported to be £650,000 per week.

Top class Chelsea star unhappy because of this one reason, summer exit almost certain

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge for a while now.

The Spanish international was a target for Chinese outfit Tianjin during the January transfer window. He was also linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea star: Manchester United's £86m target is a great player

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During the international break, players are often asked to comment on other players, be it be their club teammate, opposition players, or international mates.

Spain will face France in their next match in Paris on Tuesday. Ahead of the match, Spain striker, Diego Costa has given a candid interview to Telefoot, where he touched on various topics.

Report: Chelsea star undergoes X-ray for an ankle injury

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Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, has suffered an ankle injury whilst on international duty.

He was forced out of Spain training and underwent an X-ray for the ankle injury.

Costa visited Sanitas Clinic in La Moraleja after injuring his ankle during Saturday’s training session, the Spanish Football Federation has revealed.

Diego Costa, Pedro handed Spain recall

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa and Pedro Rodriguez were rewarded for Chelsea’s march towards the Premier League title on Friday with a recall to Julien Lopetegui’s Spain squad for a World Cup qualifier against Israel and a friendly against France.

However, there is no place for their Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas, whilst Juan Mata also misses out despite securing Manchester United’s place in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.

Diego Costa, Pedro handed Spain recall

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa and Pedro Rodriguez were rewarded for Chelsea’s march towards the Premier League title on Friday with a recall to Julien Lopetegui’s Spain squad for a World Cup qualifier against Israel and a friendly against France.

However, there is no place for their Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas, whilst Juan Mata also misses out despite securing Manchester United’s place in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.

Most valuable offensive player rankings: Top class Chelsea star dethroned by rival forward

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After spending several mathdays at the top, Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been dethroned by Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the EPL Most Valuable Offensive Player (MVOP) rankings. We saw this coming for some time.

In a previous article, we predicted Kane would be the best player in the second half this season.

West Ham 1-2 Chelsea: Your thoughts on a massive result for Antonio Conte's Chelsea side tonight?

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With goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, Chelsea took a massive step towards the Premier League title tonight with a 2-1 victory at The London Stadium.

Arguably, heading into the game knowing that Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool had all won this weekend to close the gap to us, this was the biggest game of our season so far having lost to the Hammers earlier in the season in the League Cup.

Hazard and Costa restore Chelsea’s 10-point lead

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s dazzling goal inspired Chelsea to a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Monday as Antonio Conte’s side restored their 10-point advantage in the Premier League.

Hazard finished off a lightning counter-attack in the 25th minute and Diego Costa’s 49th league goal for Chelsea rubber-stamped victory before Manuel Lanzini belatedly replied in stoppage time.

Hazard and Costa restore Chelsea’s 10-point lead

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard’s dazzling goal inspired Chelsea to a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Monday as Antonio Conte’s side restored their 10-point advantage in the Premier League.

Hazard finished off a lightning counter-attack in the 25th minute and Diego Costa’s 49th league goal for Chelsea rubber-stamped victory before Manuel Lanzini belatedly replied in stoppage time.

Chelsea Turned Down 90 Million Offer For Diego Costa

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According to SFR Sport in France, Chelsea striker Diego Costa was subject to a huge offer from China last month, which led to his falling out with Antonio Conte.

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, who are managed by World Cup and Ballon D'Or winner Fabio Cannavaro, are reported to have offered Chelsea £90 million for the Spain international.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 26

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Following the FA Cup break, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage returns, kicking off this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by league-leaders Chelsea and their leading scorer Diego Costa (15 PL goals) v. Swansea City at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.

Chelsea to hold Costa talks at end of season

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte is “confident” Diego Costa will remain with Chelsea, even though talks over the striker’s future with the club will have to wait until the end of the season.

Last month saw Costa, Premier League leaders Chelsea’s leading scorer this season with 15 goals, linked to a lucrative move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

Diego Costa set to sign £220,000-a-week deal at Chelsea

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to put speculation linking him with a transfer away from the club behind him by signing a new contract. The Blues...

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3 areas in which Chelsea still need to improve

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There aren’t too many people who would bet against Chelsea lifting the Premier League title in May. The Blues are currently sitting comfortably at the summit, 8 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Antonio Conte’s men have been a pillar of consistency thus far, and another good run of results should see them seal the deal.

La Liga club president says he would love to see Chelsea star return to Spain

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Atletico Madrid president, Enrique Cerezo, has once again expressed his desire to bring Diego Costa back to Spain. Costa was linked with a return to Atletico last summer, and back in June he said that he wished to bring the striker back to his former club.

Costa has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League in January.

Conte Happy As Chelsea Take Another Step Towards Title

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A missed penalty, two points dropped, but this was still a very good night for Chelsea.

No doubt when Antonio Conte's players returned to the dressing room they were told of Arsenal's shocking home loss to Watford and Tottenham's draw at Sunderland — and one look at the league table will have made it a very pleasant journey home from that point.

Paris Saint Germain

Tuesday Kickoff: Wenger, Costa, Cavani and more

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Rumors continue to swirl around one of the Premier League's top managers while one striker insists his future has yet to be decided.

Arsene Wenger ruled out working with a sporting director at Arsenal. (REPORT)

Diego Costa insists it's not a foregone conclusion that he will sign in China this summer.

Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Sanchez, Mbappe and more

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Several star forwards could be on the move, headlining Wednesday's news.

Diego Costa has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Tianjin Quanjian that will see him earn €30 millionper year. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly looking at Alexis Sanchez as the club's No. 1 summer target with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also an option.

Rumours

Two wins away from the title and a possible double but Chelsea face uncertainty beyond the summer.

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Chelsea are just two wins away from the Premier League title and a possible double this season, the first under Antonio Conte but uncertainty remains over his and a number of players this season.

Do not misunderstand me, our focus is on the next two games this week on Monday against Middlesborough followed by our trip to West Brom on Friday night with two wins securing the Premier League title for the fifth time and our second in three seasons.

Diego Costa talks of a strained relationship with Antonio Conte but not when it seemed to be the case.

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Diego Costa has spoken of how his relationship with Antonio Conte was strained this season with talk of a move away from Chelsea but it's not the move you would think it could be.

As with Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa has been the focus of continuous speculation about his future ever since he arrived at Chelsea three summers ago.

Michy Batshuayi and Fernando Torres - What do they have in common? Find out here.

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Michy Batshuayi signed for Chelsea for £33m last summer after an impressive season with Marseille and Euro 2016 with Belgium. Eight months on and it looks as though the striker is on his way out of the club having failed to impress here.

When we think of successful strikers in the Premier League we think of those who scored goals on a regular basis, those that come up with magical moments that could turn games on their head and those who took our game to new exciting levels.

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Conte hails Costa’s ‘discipline’ as Chelsea march on

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte described Diego Costa as an example to his team-mates after the Premier League leaders went 13 points clear with a 2-1 win at Stoke City.

The infamously feisty Costa, dropped in January after reports of a row with Conte, was left walking a disciplinary tightrope after being booked for simulation in the 16th minute of Saturday’s game at the Bet365 Stadium.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

The Rest

Harry Kane is the King of the English Premier League

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After a thrilling competition till the very last matchday, Tottenham’s Harry Kane came out on top as this season’s Most Valuable Offensive Player (MVOP) in the EPL. Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Eden Hazard finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.