DIEGO COSTA: A realistic view looking at both sides of the story.

With numerous reports surrounding Diego Costa falling out with Conte, being dropped and linked with a big money move to China, I wanted ...

With numerous reports surrounding Diego Costa falling out with Conte, being dropped and linked with a big money move to China, I wanted to take a look at both sides of the story.

Costa's reported lower back injury. 

News broke yesterday evening that Diego Costa has had a major bust-up with Antonio Conte in training at Cobham this week and he has been dropped from the first team that travelled to Leicester to take on the Champions tonight.

As the rumour mill swung into full effect as the evening moved on, it became clear that Costa had not trained for three days stating that he had a lower back problem which is linked to his history of hamstring problems. Further reports added that Chelsea's fitness coach and medical team had checked on Costa but they could find nothing wrong with him - hence the bust-up as the player claimed he was injured.

The Medical teams at Football clubs have become so advanced now in their treatment of player injuries that you do have to question Costa when reports state that there was nothing wrong. From Costa's point I view I guess he would only be too aware of a potential problem with his hamstrings having had so many problems with them, that he knows how his body operates but this is obviously a concern all round for both club and player especially if he has stated that he is unable to play.

Costa offered a reported £30m per year to move to China. 

Let's be honest here, if someone offered you or I the chance to triple our salaries by carrying on doing what you do on a daily basis then we would jump at the chance without question. To have the chance to earn that much for a sustained period of time would set us up financially to a point where you could bank the additional money for whatever future plans you have far quicker than any other option you have right now.

Costa is 28 years-old and has made no secret in the past of his struggles as a kid in Brazil playing football on the streets before he made his move to Europe. To be in a position to play there for the next two-three years earning a reported £576,000 per week would set both him and his family up for life. Let's also not forget that he could come back to Europe at the age of 30/31 and still have another two or three good seasons left in him.

It's a staggering amount of money and some coincidence that Super Agent Jorge Mendes is already in China talking with the club that wants to sign Costa.

Chelsea without Costa - the Premier League title race.

Greame Souness on SkySports last night has said that Chelsea could ill afford to lose Costa because without him we will not win the Premier League and I wondered how you feel about that?

I personally beg to differ despite the moment that Costa has popped up with a goal from nothing this season (Middlesborough/West Brom). No one player is bigger than any club and that's important to remember. What is also important is the squad you have with players waiting to come in and make their mark.

It looks as though Chelsea will adopt the false nine formation again this afternoon with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian interchanging positions within the framework of three playing up top so let's see what happens there.

Michy Batshuayi is waiting in the wings to make his mark and could the situation with Costa now fall into his hands and ultimately kick-start his Chelsea career? Another player worth noting is Tammy Abraham for next season.

We MUST trust in Roman Abramovich who has reportedly made it clear that he will not sell Costa but if the player forces a move, will have little choice. Plans would be afoot I can assure you of finding a replacement if it looks as though Costa will leave.

Diego Costa is and has been outstanding for us this season and we all love what he gives to our team. I would like to point out the fact that there were players before Costa and will be those after him.

Life goes on if he leaves and Chelsea maybe a little worse off without him but that would not last long.

Let's see what happens.

Carefree & KTBFFH

Make sure you check out Dazzle Casino before and after Chelsea games!


N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele? is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ You could get lucky!
Check out for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at your newest online betting site



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
For reviews of the UK’s leading bookies check out
Australia football. Australia football news and more.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Make sure you have a go on our Mobile Slots before and after Chelsea games!
Chelsea fans can visit the latest bettingsites to get the very latest promo code for football betting.
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at in order to play wisely.
Complete list of all free bets in the UK where you can gamble for free but win real money.
We recommend when comparing for new betting sites for football
You can also check some sport news at bestinau - the local and global news.