Diego Costa opens up about life at Chelsea

The Chelsea striker speaks about his happiness in London despite transfer speculation about his future

Willian, David Luiz and Diego Costa Photo: Diego Costa/Instagram

Diego Costa has insisted that he is happy in London despite speculation linking the Chelsea forward with a summer move.

The Spain international has been a key part of Antonio Conte’s side in the 2016-17 season following the Italian’s appointment as Guus Hiddink’s replacement last summer.

Conte has managed to get the best out of Costa since taking over the reins despite the controversial centre-forward’s difficult second season in English football.

The 28-year-old has scored 17 times and has made five assists in 29 games in the current Premier League campaign to help keep Chelsea on course for the title.

Costa was reported to have fallen out with Conte over interest from China in the most recent transfer window which led to the Spanish forward being omitted from the matchday squad for their 3-0 win at Middlesbrough in January.

However, the Chelsea manager restored Costa to the side in their next game and the former Atletico Madrid star hasn’t looked back since January.

And Costa has now spoken about his happiness in the English capital.

“London is a nice city, where you eat well and it is lively but the weather makes me feel down,” Costa told Sky Sports.

“But I am happy here at Chelsea, the club has a different organisation to Atletico, things work well here, people give you all the support you need. I know I’m not going to be 100 per cent happy anywhere, but I live well.

“I’m not really happy with the weather, but that’s not vital.”

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