Guillem Balague explains exactly what is going on with Diego Costa at Chelsea
Guillem Balague has his say on the Diego Costa situation at Chelsea this season
Diego Costa simply has to issue an apology to earn his place back in the Chelsea team, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
The Spanish striker was left out of the Chelsea side as the Blues secured a 3-0 win at Leicester City to get their title bid back on track on Saturday night.
There had been reports that Costa had been offered a lucrative transfer to the Chinese Super League.
However, Spanish football expert Balague has instead delivered an update to Chelsea fans about exactly what is happening with the striker at the west London club.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday afternoon, Balague said: “I don’t believe the China move [reports].
“I believe there was a situation of indiscipline and Conte, having the authority he has from the club, has decided to put a stop to it, saying: ‘you now have to apologise. From the moment you apologise, you return to the side’.
“For Costa it will be a matter of exactly that.
“I guess when you are a very important player you forget who is the boss and I think Conte is just trying to show everybody who is the boss.”
Chelsea are currently top of the Premier League table and seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Costa has been a key figure for Chelsea so far this term, scoring 14 goals and making five assists in the Premier League for the west London side.