Chelsea coach Antonio Conte ignores Diego Costa's request to be substituted
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte ignored Diego Costa's request to be substituted against Leicester before telling the striker he is needed for the team.
Costa scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season as Chelsea beat champions Leicester 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The Spain striker is one yellow card away from suspension and appeared to call for his own withdrawal midway through the second half. Had he been booked he would have missed next Sunday's reunion with Jose Mourinho, when Manchester United visit.
Conte insisted it was his choice alone not to take off Costa and downplayed... read more
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