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Costa gives Chelsea first win in four

Costa scoring for Chelsea (Image credit: Reuters)

Chelsea recorded their first win in four Premier League matches as Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought to give them victory over Norwich. The champions came into the game off the back of a three-match losing streak and were frustrated for an hour by a stubborn display from the Canaries. But the Blues finally broke through when Costa finished ...

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Diego Costa: I am ‘no angel’ but will not change

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has told Football Focus he knows he is “no angel” on the pitch and he will not change his combative style of football. Costa has twice been banned for three games this year – after stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can and for a clash with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny. “I’ve got this far thanks to the way ...

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Diego Costa: Chelsea striker banned for three matches

Costa (second from right) in a tussle with Paulista(second from left) (Image credit: EPA)

Striker Diego Costa will miss Chelsea’s next three domestic matches after a Football Association charge of violent conduct was upheld. Costa denied the charge, relating to an incident involving Laurent Koscielny during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal. Costa, 26, put his hands in Koscielny’s face before clashing with Gabriel, who was sent off but had a three-game ban overturned earlier ...

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Kurt Zouma: Chelsea man ‘sorry’ at Diego Costa ‘cheat’ remark

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is “sorry” about comments he made that team-mate Diego Costa “likes to cheat a lot”. Zouma, 20, made the remarks after Chelsea’s win over Arsenal on Saturday when striker Costa clashed with Gunners centre-back Gabriel, who was sent off. “Sorry for any confusion. English is not my first language. I did not mean to accuse anyone ...

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Diego Costa: Chelsea striker charged with violent conduct by FA

Gladiators: Paulista (second left) and diego Costa (jersey number 19) (Image credit: PA)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Costa, 26, put his hands in the face of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny prior to clashing with Gunners’ defender Gabriel, who was sent off. The FA has also charged Gabriel with improper conduct and both clubs with ...

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Wenger: FA should investigate how Diego Costa escaped red card

Arsene Wenger looking on Gabriel walks off after his red card at Chelsea (Image credit: sport-english.com)

The Football Association should look into how Chelsea striker Diego Costa escaped a red card at Stamford Bridge, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. But Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused Wenger of moaning asArsenal lost 2-0 and had two men dismissed. Arsenal defender Gabriel was sent off after clashing with Costa at the end of the first half. “He [Costa] will ...

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa a fitness concern for Mourinho


Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one match in a week, Jose Mourinho revealed following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Schalke in the UEFA Champions League. The £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid has scored seven goals in four Premier League matches but was only available as a substitute for Chelsea’s opening Group G clash on Wednesday ...

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Jose Mourinho hails ‘special’ Diego Costa


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho described Diego Costa as a “special” player after the Spain striker fired the Blues two points clear in the Premier League. Costa, who passed a late fitness test on a hamstring injury, scored a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea 4-2. The £32m summer signing from Atletico Madrid has seven goals in his first four games for the west London ...

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Diego Costa scores hat-trick in Chelsea win


Diego Costa scored his first Chelsea hat-trick as they came from behind to beat Swansea and maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season. Swansea took the lead as John Terry turned a low cross into his own net but Costa equalised just before half-time. Chelsea’s dominance was rewarded when Costa converted a Cesc Fabregas pass. The Spain striker ...

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