Cheslea striker Diego Costa is set to stay at Stamford Bridge as the 27-year-old looks to be a part of Antonio Conte’s new tactics. The Spain international will be looking to spearhead the Chelsea attack in the upcoming season beside new signing Michy Batshuayi.
The transfer dealings for Chelsea in the ongoing window have all been positive until now. The club has decided not to make the loan deals of Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato permanent and have brought in a young and hungry striker in the form of Batshuayi. The news of Costa staying will be good news for Conte as the striker is a key-piece in Chelsea’s attack, as repoted by the Telegraph.
Diego Costa has been the leading goal scorer for The Blues in his first two seasons with the club. Other than some on field controversies, the ride has been smooth for the Spaniard. Hence, there is no particular reason for the player to leave Stamford Bridge for any other club.
Chelsea are currently rebuilding their team after the disastrous 2015-16 season and Costa is an important cog in that process. New signing Batshuayi is not a finished article yet and having Costa in the setup will help with the development of the young striker.
Costa’s current stature at Chelsea could be compared to that of Didier Drogba in his prime. The club heavily depends on him for goals and he has taken the responsibility on his shoulders like a leader. Although the Spaniard is a different sort of a player to Drogba, his utility and importance to the squad remains the same as the Chelsea legend.
New coach Antonio Conte will have many changes to make at Chelsea after taking over, but the striker’s position won’t be one of his concerns. He has Diego Costa over there to help him.
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