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Diego Costa makes Atletico Madrid return in Copa del Rey clash


Diego Costa is back, and nothing has changed. He’s in the goals and he’s in the wars. It was 18 minutes into the second half of Atleico’s 4-0 cup win over third tier side Lleida when Atletico‘s new No 18 trotted on followed by Antoine Griezmann – the dynamic duo Diego Simeone hopes will fire the club to trophies this season. Right on cue a ...

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Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa

Spain striker Diego Costa joined Chelsea for about £32m in 2014 (Image credit: PA)

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club. The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days. ...

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Atletico Madrid confident of breakthrough in Costa negotiations


Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands. A source close to the negotiations says progress is being made but “it is not sorted yet”, after a summer-long debacle between the player and his current West London employers. Atletico are banned from registering new players before January and ...

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Diego Costa left out of Chelsea Champions League squad


Diego Costa has not been included in Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stages. The striker has been in a stand-off with Chelsea throughout the summer, having claimed Antonio Conte told him he is not part of his plans at Stamford Bridge and refusing to return from his native Brazil to resume training at the club.  Costa failed to ...

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Chelsea 4-2 Southampton: Blues take step closer to landing Premier League title


Diego Costa ended his lean streak with a double as Premier League leaders Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 to restore their seven-point advantage over Tottenham. Cesc Fabregas, Costa and Eden Hazard were substitutes in last Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs, largely because of the proximity of this fixture. And all three were instrumental as Antonio Conte’s side moved within ...

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Diego Costa suffers thigh injury, misses matches vs England, Macedonia


Chelsea have been dealt an injury scare with news Diego Costa will miss Spain’s upcoming matches against Macedonia and England due to a thigh injury. The 28-year-old was unable to take a full part in Spain training earlier this week and, after losing his battle for fitness, the Spanish Football Federation announced on Thursday that he had been replaced in ...

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa charged after Everton red card


Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with improper conduct following his red card at Everton on Saturday. The Spaniard was sent off after a clash with Everton midfielder Gareth Barry in the 84th minute of Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park. Costa, 27, appeared to bite Barry in the incident, although both players have denied that happened. However, the ...

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UEFA Champions League: Peerless Paris put paid to Chelsea again

Zlatan Ibrahimović after Paris took the lead
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Paris eliminate Chelsea in last 16 for second year running Adrien Rabiot increases Paris’s aggregate lead with fine team goal (16) Clever Diego Costa finish equalises on the night (27) Zlatan Ibrahimović volleys clinching second for the visitors (67) For the second UEFA Champions League season in succession, Paris Saint-Germain got the better of Chelsea in the round of 16, ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: Costa goal in added time deals blow to Red Devils’ top four aim


Diego Costa pounced a minute into added time to rescue a point for Chelsea and leave Manchester United six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. United were heading to what would have been a morale-boosting three points, thanks to a brilliant turn and half-volley finish from Jesse Lingard in the 61st minute.  But Chelsea’s ...

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