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Conte drops Costa for Leicester City as further details of bust-up and China offer emerge

More popcorn, anyone?

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This has certainly managed to disrupt what was promising to be a sleepy, standard, pre-match Friday as Chelsea geared up to head out to Leicester. But that was before the BLAZING ROW, or whatever non-DailyMail, non-sensationalist equivalent we want to call it. There’s definitely something uncouth happening.

Multiple sources have now confirmed that Diego Costa has been dropped for tomorrow’s match against Leicester City. Whether that’s because of the injury or the bust-up over the injury doesn’t really matter in the immediate sense.

But it does matter in the long-term, especially if the manner of it happening in real life was anything close to what has actually been reported.

The repeated mentions of a massive bid from China are also concerning, as previously we really only had to worry about the inevitable reunion with Simeone at Atlético (which now may not be a thing anymore considering the uncertainty regarding Simeone’s future in Madrid).


I mean, that’s kind of funny. Can’t wait to laugh about it wholeheartedly once all this blows over.

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