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What remains of Diego Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge?

Despite going down as one of the clear standout favourites among the star-studded Chelsea ranks last season, Diego Costa has so far failed to set the Premier League alight throughout the duration of the 2015/16 campaign.

The former Atletico Madrid man has certainly huffed and puffed up-top for Jose Mourinho’s side this term – but as a distinct lack of movement and willingness to get on with the game has nonetheless affected the 27-year-old striker this season – the Blues may need to consider their options within their striking department before the closure of the January transfer window. You can bet on the latest transfers with the Ladbrokes welcome bonus which will get you 3 free bets for transfer betting.

So then – although the Brazilian-born Spanish international did in-fact offer an improved performance in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful last time out against FC Porto – how do Premier League fans really rate Diego Costa in what has so far turned out to be a truly troublesome campaign for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea?

Well, whilst some Blues fans out their still seemingly hold the South American hit-man in the highest regard possible…

 

 

…the majority of Chelsea supporters have indeed grown somewhat tired of Diego Costa’s notorious antics in 2015/16…

 

 

 

For as successful as the 27-year-old initially proved for Jose Mourinho in his debut campaign among the English top-flight, perhaps it’s fair to suggest that many of his Premier League opponents have somewhat figured the striker out by now. Costa’s once match-winning ability when winding up defenders has partially worn off for the Blues at this current stage in the proceedings – and it remains hard to imagine his situation improving overnight.

 

Such an outcome has therefore convinced several Chelsea fans to want rid of the former Atletico man this January – and as Diego Costa fails to offer a great range of technical prowess when referees eventually clamp down on his more than questionable off-ball tactics – who could really blame them?

 

 

 

…even if some have obviously fallen victim to the odd knee-jerk reaction with all things considered…

 

 

However, although the notorious Blues front-man has only scored a rather meagre four goals in all competitions so far this season, maybe it remains conveniently easy to forget the positive contributions Costa has nonetheless made at Stamford Bridge during his entire time spent among the English top-flight…

 

 

In the end, Chelsea were ultimately more than keen on the exploits of Diego Costa throughout the course of last season – so now the going has eventually proven somewhat tougher for the Spanish international all of a sudden – Jose Mourinho and co. simply have to stick by their once undisputed main man in the striking department.

 

The current problems down at Stamford Bridge are not exclusively of the striker’s own making after all, and as the Blues desperately need all the help they can get in front of goal this term, distancing themselves from Diego Costa would certainly seem like the wrong move when all is said and done.

 

With all things duly taken into account, it evidently seems as if the honey-moon period has worn off for the current Chelsea man right in the here and now, with his future at Stamford Bridge remaining far from certain at this particular stage in the season…

 

 

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