Chelsea-coach Conte take Costa again in clash
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has Diego Costa included in his selection for the thuisduel with Hull City. The striker is, according to the Italian coach is fully recovered from a back injury.
Costa had the match last week against Leicester City (0-3 win) still to go.
According to the official version of Conte was the clubtopscorer not because of the injury to his back, but British media reported that the attacker for disciplinary reasons outside of the selection was held by Chelsea.
Costa would be on the training ground collision with Conte out of dissatisfaction about a rejected bid from the Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian, that an annual salary of about 35 million euro had in mind for the Brazil-born Spaniard.
Yuhui Shu, the owner of Tianjin Quanjian, in the meantime, however, let you know that his club has withdrawn because of a new ‘buitenlandersregel’ in the Chinese Super League.
Costa trained on Sunday and Monday individually, and resumed Tuesday with the training. Conte claimed Friday at his press conference that everything is cake and egg is between him and Costa.
“Diego wants to Chelsea to stay. He is very happy to play here. I see no problem. I have a lot of speculation heard about Diego, but the most important thing is that he has trained and is available for the match of Sunday.”
Costa can against laagvlieger Hull City his hundredth match in the shirt of Chelsea play. The ‘Blues’ occupy after 21 speelrondes the lead in the Premier League and have seven points ahead of closest pursuers Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
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