Perhaps one day we'll find out exactly what was going on during the week that Diego Costa was injured and/or having a three-day fight with the training staff and/or looking to cash in with a move to China, but for now, at least until the summer, we can rest fairly assured that everything's just fine and no one's feelings have been permanently hurt and the players remain united behind the one common goal of winning the league.
Speaking after the Brentford win, Costa's club- and international-teammate Pedro revealed that Costa held a brief talk in the dressing room to clear up any misconceptions with his teammates (wonder if David Luiz acted as his translator again?) to ensure that the squad remain united. No Dimitri Payet-esque shenanigans here!
"We are happy for having Diego back. Diego is a very important player for this team. Whenever he is inside pitch, scoring goals as he is doing this season and playing at this level, is great for the team."
"We simply remained calmed with him and he also spoke in the dressing room (to explain the situation). We are all behind him and he is very involved with the rest of the group. He is committed and we are all fighting for the same goal."
The next obstacle on the path towards that goal is Tuesday night's trip to Anfield. Pedro's looking forward to making that the first win of two this week for the Blues.
"Liverpool (are in a bad run) but they have a great team. In their stadium they are a very strong, they press very well... They're making a great season and it's going to be a very tough game for us. We will prepare it well in the few days that we have to try to give out best. Practically the whole team could rest against Brentford and that would be good for the manager."
"The games with Liverpool and Arsenal are very important but I do not think (they will be decisive for the title.) It would be very good for us to win both games because we would extend the advantage to open more the gap with our rivals. First, we will prepare the Liverpool game because it will be very difficult and then we will have time to think in the clash with Arsenal."
-Pedro; source: IB Times UK
So say we all!