The Spain international managed to escape without a red card despite a controversial performance in the west London side’s 2-1 victory over West Ham United in their Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Costa proved to be Chelsea’s match winner again on Saturday evening as the former Atletico Madrid man turned Cesc Fabregas’s cross into the Watford net to seal consecutive Premier League victories for Antonio Conte’s side.
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Lineker couldn’t resist taking to Twitter to have his say on Costa’s controversial performance.
Costa scores the winner in the first 2 games. Costa lucky to stay on the pitch in the first 2 games. See it on @BBCMOTD 10.30
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 20, 2016
Costa moved to Chelsea in a £32m deal from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in 2014 before he helped the Blues win the Premier League title in 2015.
The Spanish forward has scored 39 times in 80 appearances in all competitions for the west London side during two seasons at Stamford Bridge.
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