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DavidEU

Diego Costa

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We sold Costa at the right time?

That would be true if we brought a proper replacement.

Instead we spend twice the cash and still dont have a proper striker, so might as well kept Costa who even in decline is no worse than current strikers we have.

Same applies to Matic and Bakayoko.

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3 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

i thank him for his contribution to us winning two titles, but he's too controversial for my liking, no wonder Conte kicked him out.

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As seen few pages ago, I'm guilty.

Imagine you breaking up with your girlfriend. Two months later, you still haven't found a replacement for her. You look through your photos on your phone and found a picture of her and you enjoying times. Then good memories of you and her start flooding back. Eventually thinking maybe you made a big mistake. You wish you have her back, while forgetting why you two broke up in the first place.

And you can apply this analogy with Diego Costa. We still haven't found a replacement for him for years. You then go on Chelsea Facebook etc. and see the good memories we had with Costa (while the FB page doesn't post the bad times we had with him). Then suddenly you want him back, forgetting all the bad antics we had with him and why he was booted out of Chelsea in the first place.

Like I said on the first line, I'm guilty of this. Because if you are a TalkChelsea veteran, if you visited this thread while he was here, you would have seen me going on and on about Costa's terrible antics and wanting him gone.

What's happening at Atletico reminded me how bad Costa was. He was lucky in many occasions not to cost us the game that could get him sent off. Next season, if he was still with us, VAR will be around, and he won't be lucky anymore.

Double standards. Chelsea fans were pissed off at Willian for what he did after the FA Cup final last season covering up Conte in their celebration pic. Costa throws a bib at Mourinho, pisses off Conte and we look the other way? Come on man.

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On 13/04/2019 at 10:59 AM, BlueLyon said:

We sold Costa at the right time?

That would be true if we brought a proper replacement.

Instead we spend twice the cash and still dont have a proper striker, so might as well kept Costa who even in decline is no worse than current strikers we have.

Same applies to Matic and Bakayoko.

Funny thing is, Morata is better than the current day Costa, that's why Simeone turned to the former and plays him ahead of the latter.

That's how bad Costa has turned, he's been off form for two and a half years, think it's safe to say he's finished as a top class striker.

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2 hours ago, Tomo said:

Funny thing is, Morata is better than the current day Costa, that's why Simeone turned to the former and plays him ahead of the latter.

That's how bad Costa has turned, he's been off form for two and a half years, think it's safe to say he's finished as a top class striker.

Perhaps. 

If Conte solved issue with him and he stayed fit in full preseason with us instead of chilling in brazil or wherever he dissapeared to for half a year before he joined atletico, then its very possible he would have at least one more 20+ goal season with us.

Aside from his usual drop in form during second half of season, he shown no decline here.

Im fully convinced we would benefit more with Costa in the past two years than strikers that replaced him. Just his presence alone gave us that fear factor and passion that is long gone now.

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31 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

Perhaps. 

If Conte solved issue with him and he stayed fit in full preseason with us instead of chilling in brazil or wherever he dissapeared to for half a year before he joined atletico, then its very possible he would have at least one more 20+ goal season with us.

Aside from his usual drop in form during second half of season, he shown no decline here.

Im fully convinced we would benefit more with Costa in the past two years than strikers that replaced him. Just his presence alone gave us that fear factor and passion that is long gone now.

I would say his drop off in 2017 was the start of his decline, it got the point i was starting to wonder if he was doing it on purpose.

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He wasn't perfect but man do I miss having a striker like this guy.  Thinking of Morata scoring a few of these goals is funny...

 

 

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