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Diego Costa | Forward | #19

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 187

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Antonio Conte insists that Diego Costa did not travel with the squad to Leicester because of injury. His omission was not, as reported by several media outlets, as a result of a training ground bust up over interest from China.
Prior to kick off at the King Power Stadium, Conte said: "On Tuesday, Diego stopped training with a pain in his back and then in the week he didn’t train with us," before the upbeat Italian went onto add. "We played without Diego against Bournemouth and we have had time to prepare for this. We've prepared very well." Chelsea didn’t disappoint, cruising to a 3-0 win over the current Premier League champions. Willian came into the side with Eden Hazard playing as a ‘false 9’ and it was the Belgium who linked up well with Alonso on six minutes to open the scoring. The defender went on to add a second, before reaffirming his managers comments after the final whistle: "You guys made up the story. Diego wasn't feeling well because of his back. He's very happy and will have a great enough season at Chelsea." Jan 14 - 3:15 PM