Conte reveals why Costa did not play against Leicester City


Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte, has insisted that Diego Costa was left out of the team to play Leicester City on Saturday, because he has a back injury.

Multiple reports in the British media on Friday, claimed Costa had fallen out with Conte.

According to Sky Italia, the row ended with Conte shouting: “Go to China!”.

This comes after news that Costa is being offered £30m-per-year offer from a club in the Chinese Super League. Conte dropped the Spain striker for their 3-0 win at Leicester .

Before the game at the King Power Stadium clash, Chelsea’s official Twitter account tweeted two quotes from Conte.

“On Tuesday, Diego stopped training with a pain in his back and then in the week he didn’t train with us,” read the first.

The second added: “We played without Diego against Bournemouth and we have had time to prepare for this. We’ve prepared very well.”

Costa has two-and-a-half years left on his contract.



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