Diego Costa admits Chelsea are ‘not in a good moment’

Diego Costa tells his Chelsea team-mates that they must step up their performances - and fast

Diego Costa has told his Chelsea team-mates that they must “do more” after the Blues slumped to their fifth defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to FC Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Andre Andre gave Porto the lead six minutes before half-time when he volleyed home after Asmir Begovic parried Yacine Brahimi’s effort.

The west London side equalised before the break when Willian struck a stunning free-kick from the edge of the area.

But the Premier League champions fell behind once again seven minutes after half-time when Maicon’s flicked header at the near post beat Begovic.

And striker Costa concedes that the Blues have plenty of work to do after their stuttering start to the new season continued in Portugal.

Costa told Chelsea’s website: “We had the game under control. We knew it was going to be a physical game. We began well.

“Things changed when they scored, but we quickly equalised. In the second half the same thing happened – we were lacking concentration at key moments of the game.

“We are all united. It’s not a good moment now. We must do more. We have a good squad with a great deal of quality. We have maybe lost some confidence in three or four games.

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“The manager knows the quality of his team. He knows what we can do. It is the responsibility of all of us. We have to improve our character and confidence.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action when they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge this weekend. The Blues are currently in 15th place in the table.

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