Arsenal legend tells Chelsea to sell Diego Costa in January

Ian Wright says Chelsea should try and cash in on Diego Costa during the January transfer window

Ian Wright has told Chelsea to sell Diego Costa at the first possible opportunity following his patchy form for the Blues this season.

The Spain striker fired another blank as Jose Mourinho’s men slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday to leave the west London club just three points off the relegation zone.

Costa, who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £32m back in 2014, has scored two goals and made on assists in the Premier League for the Blues this season.

However, the Brazilian-born striker has come under criticism for his aggressive displays on the pitch and has failed to replicate the fine form he enjoyed last term.

And Arsenal legend Wright feels that the Blues would do well to cash in on the forward and look at bringing in a replacement during the January transfer window.

Wright told The Sun: “I would sell him at the first opportunity I get. As brilliant as he was in the first season, he’s playing a lot differently as he is now. He seems a lot more antagonising at the moment.

“The first season he got here he was just focusing on scoring goals, and being in the box, and now he’s doing everything else. He’s outside the box getting involved with people, doing all sorts of things.

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“I believe that at this moment now, what Chelsea are going through, he’s the last centre forward you need. You need a centre forward to get on with it, stretch teams, get forward, and cause teams problems in the right way.”

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