Diego Costa

  • Diego Costa: the missing piece in the Chelsea jigsaw 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    One of the more favoured words of Sky Sports football commentators is "barnstorming". If, like me, much of your weekend evenings are spent in front of the television set, being transported to various football stadiums across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, chances are you would be very...
  • Diego Costa's hamstrings as precious as his goals for Chelsea 3 days ago

    His hamstrings may be suspect but Diego Costa's marksmanship remains unerringly reliable as he continues to be the driving force behind Chelsea's pre-eminence in the Premier League. After his eighth goal in six games, a thunderous header, continued Costa's unprecedented start to any Premier League career and helped Chelsea cement a...
  • Costa's 8th EPL goal gives Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa 3 days ago

    London: Diego Costa scored his eighth goal in six Premier League games to help give Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday and consolidate top spot in the standings. Costa headed in the second goal in the 59th minute after Oscar had put Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute...
  • I am powerless to stop Spain selecting Costa, says Jose Mourinho 4 days ago

    It is not often that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declares: "I am nobody" but he did on Friday when he said he was powerless to stop Spain calling up Diego Costa for international duty despite the striker's injury problems. Asked if he would rather Costa, who has been struggling with a...
  • EPL: The mighty 'Blues' of London 6 days ago

    One glance across the leading newspapers of England and you will find a popular opinion which seemingly grows with each passing day. "My word, Chelsea are looking strong this year." Backed...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa to face Manchester City, despite fitness fight September 19, 2014

    London: Diego Costa will play for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend despite not being 100 percent fit, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 32 million pounds($52.22 million) Brazilborn Spain striker, who has scored seven goals in four Premier League games since joining from Atletico Madrid, is...
  • Diego Costa can't play every match because of injury, says Mourinho September 18, 2014

    Striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals for Chelsea in his first four Premier League games, cannot play more than once a week because of a hamstring problem, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said. Mourinho, looking down in the dumps after Chelsea could only draw 11 with Schalke 04 in...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Costa set to heap more misery on Schalke September 17, 2014

    The good news for Schalke 04's defenders as they prepare to face Chelsea in their opening Champions League Group G match on Wednesday is that striker Diego Costa is nursing a slight hamstring injury. The bad news is that even without being fully fit he has scored seven goals in his...
  • Southampton thrash Newcastle 40, Tottenham play draw against Sunderland September 13, 2014

    Both sets of fans called for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to be fired after Southampton thrashed the demoralised Magpies 40 in the English Premier League with Graziano Pelle inspiring Ronald Koeman's newlook side at St Mary's on Saturday. Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan...
  • Costa scores a hattrick as Chelsea beat Swansea 42 September 13, 2014

    London: Diego Costa scored a hat trick as Chelsea opened an early gap atop the Premier League standings with a 42 win over Swansea, ending the visitors' perfect start to the season. Costa made sure Chelsea recovered from John Terry's early own goal as the Brazilborn Spain forward continued his...
  • Chelsea sweating on Costa's fitness September 13, 2014

    London: Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and the Premier League leaders will do all they can to get him fit to face Swansea City on Saturday. The powerful striker has made a blistering start to his Stamford Bridge career, scoring four goals in three appearances since leaving...
  • Spain, Chelsea striker Diego Costa injured September 6, 2014

    Madrid: Spain striker Diego Costa has injured his left hamstring and will miss the country's first qualifier for the European Championship, the Spanish football federation said on Friday. The federation said in a statement that Costa underwent an MRI scan in Madrid after being injured in a 10 loss to France...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa must respect opponents, says Roberto Martinez August 31, 2014

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after the Spaniard goaded Everton players during their pulsating 63 English Premier League win on Saturday, Toffees coach Roberto Martinez said. New signing Costa taunted Seamus Coleman after the Irish defender's own goal put Chelsea 31 ahead at Goodison...
  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 63 in a goalfest August 31, 2014

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 63 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their newfound attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at...
  • Chelsea striker Costa doubtful for Everton trip August 29, 2014

    London: Diego Costa is doubtful for Chelsea's trip to Everton on Saturday while manager Jose Mourinho has said the club will be in trouble if media reports of a Fernando Torres move to AC Milan prove accurate. Spain striker Costa, who joined in the close season for 32 million pounds ($53.1...
  • Vicente Del Bosque goes with youth after World Cup fiasco August 29, 2014

    Madrid: Vicente del Bosque unveiled a rejuvenated Spain squad on Friday after the debacle at this summer's World Cup and the retirement of three key players from the team's most successful era. While stalwarts Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and David Villa retired from international competition after Spain flopped in their world...
  • Diego Costa injured in Chelsea training August 28, 2014

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suffered a minor muscular injury in training but has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's league visit to Everton, sources at the Premier League club said on Thursday. The full extent of the Spain forward's injury is not yet known, with some British media...
  • Exclusive: I want to win everything at Chelsea, says Cesc Fabregas August 25, 2014

    After nine glorious years at Arsenal and a threeyear stint with Spanish giants Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas is back to the Premier League fold but this time with Chelsea. The Spaniard, who joined Arsenal as a 16yearold in 2003, scored 57 goals in 303 games for the Gunners and won...
  • Costa, Hazard inspire Chelsea to a 20 win over Leicester City August 23, 2014

    London: Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored in the second half as Chelsea finally broke down Leicester's stubborn resistance for a 20 victory in the Premier League on Saturday. The newly promoted visitors had threatened a major upset until Costa controlled a deflected pass from Branislav Ivanovic in front of goal...
  • Fabregas impresses, Costa scores in Chelsea's 31 win at Burnley August 19, 2014

    Burnley: New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 31 win at promoted Burnley on Monday. Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, brought in from Barcelona during the close season, was influential throughout the game, having a...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Oblak from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid has bought Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica with Thibaut Courtois' future likely at Chelsea. Atletico announced the transfer, depending on the standard medical, on Wednesday with the 21yearold Oblak agreeing to a sixyear deal. The 1.86meter (6foot1) Oblak has similar features to Courtois, who helped Atletico...
  • Striker Diego Costa signs fiveyear Chelsea contract July 15, 2014

    London: Spain striker Diego Costa has completed his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid. Chelsea announced on Tuesday that Costa signed a fiveyear contract, two weeks after the London club agreed to meet the player's reported buyout clause of 38 million euros ($52 million). Costa scored 35 goals last season to help...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Netherlands, thirdplace playoff July 13, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the thirdplace playoff match between Brazil and Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany by beating the...
  • Chelsea sign Costa from Atletico Madrid July 1, 2014

    Chelsea have signed Spain World Cup striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Stamford Bridge club said in a statement on Tuesday. The transfer fee was not disclosed but Costa's buyout clause at Atletico was about 40 million euros ($54.56 million). Costa featured in Spain's failed campaign at the World Cup and...
  • Spain's Diego Costa sees his future at Chelsea June 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champions Spain's early exit from the World Cup has left striker Diego Costa pondering a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. The Brazilianborn Costa said that his future is at Chelsea, reports EFE. Costa's remarks came after the defending champions' 02 defeat by Chile in the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain's reign not merely on the wane, it's over June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: And so it was official. The reign of Spain was not merely on the wane it was over. But this was no hard luck story. No tale of near misses, or if onlys. It was a 90minute clubbing of a oncemighty empire. Of redshirted men who had...
  • World Cup 2014: How the big names performed in the opening round in Brazil June 18, 2014

    As the first round of matches of the group stage come to a close we take a look at the stars who were supposed to dazzle in Brazil. Neymar: He is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world, and at the age of 22, has already become somewhat of...
  • World Cup 2014: Hot favourites, underdogs, top players June 12, 2014

    The 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup is all set to begin with host nation Brazil taking on Croatia in the competition's opening game at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. As the clock ticks down to the kick off the monthlong extravaganza, sport finally seems to...
  • If Spain tinker, Diego Costa ready for football World Cup chance June 11, 2014

    Brazil: If Spain decide to tinker with the possessionbased system that has given them so much success, striker Diego Costa is ready. Even if the World Cup champions don't change their style, that suits the Brazilianborn forward just fine too. Costa said Tuesday he has fully recovered from a nagging hamstring injury...