Since Alvaro Morata Last Scored, Diego Costa Has Been On A Mad One
Most people who know anything about football will acknowledge that Chelsea replacing Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata has to go down as one of the worst decisions in recent memory.
After being told by text that he was not in Antonio Conte's plans, Costa went AWOL despite Chelsea asking him to return to Cobham and train with the reserves.
Eventually he got his desired moved back to Atletico Madrid, it being confirmed two months after Morata had been brought in for a reported £61 million.
Because of the transfer ban imposed to Atleti, Costa didn't play for Atletico until January but it's fair to say the pair of Spanish internationals have endured very different success in recent times.
Diego Costa bullying Real Madrid while Alvaro Morata is at home painting his wifes toenails.- Connor (@CS_CFC) August 15, 2018
Since the last time that Morata found the net for Chelsea in an FA Cup game in April, Costa has knocked out Arsenal in the Europa League en route to winning the competition before then having an impressive World Cup despite Spain's shock defeat to hosts Russia in the round of 16.
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With Morata not named in Spain's squad, Costa led the line and netted three goals in the tournament. Then, he started the club campaign with a bang by netting twice, including one just 49 seconds in, in the thrilling 4-2 UEFA Super Cup win over arch-rivals Real Madrid.
:date: Since Alvaro Morata last scored for Chelsea, Diego Costa has:- Big Football (@BigFootballGB) August 16, 2018
:punch: Knocked Arsenal out of Europa League
:trophy: Won Europa League
:earth_africa: Spain's no.1 striker at WC
:soccer: Scored 3 times at WC
:alarm_clock: Scored fastest Super Cup goal ever
:trophy: Won Super Cup
(:pencil: @bet365) pic.twitter.com/hY9NmOpCZQ
Minutes played this season:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 15, 2018
Alvaro Morata: 90 mins 0 goals
Diego Costa: 49 seconds 1 goal
A quite remarkable downgrade. Morata gets a lot of unnecessary flak but he just doesn't have that big-game aura that Costa brings with him - as we saw last night when he bullied Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.
One more Costa stamp and Ramos gets a free coffee pic.twitter.com/fZXTS1GlQ0- King Kenny Stand (@KingKennyStand) August 15, 2018
While one can't deny Costa is a massive shithouse but he's a bloody brilliant one.
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