Roy Keane: Chelsea star is absolutely ridiculous

Roy Keane doesn't hold back when asked about Diego Costa's current situation at Chelsea

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane Photo: ITV Sport

Roy Keane has blasted Diego Costa and told his Chelsea team-mates to “kick him up and down the training pitch” after his apparent refusal to play for the Blues this season.

The Spain international has not returned to Stamford Bridge following the summer break after he claimed that he was told he was surplus to requirements at Chelsea this season by Antonio Conte early on in the summer.

It seems that Costa has played his last game for Chelsea and he looks poised to seal a transfer away from Stamford Bridge.

But former Manchester United captain Keane has not been at all impressed by Costa’s behaviour in recent weeks.

Speaking on ITV Sport on Wednesday night, Manchester United legend Keane said: “If I was a team-mate of his I’d kick him up and down the training pitch.

“Some of the senior players have got to get hold of him.

“A talented, talented boy, but his attitude is like a spoilt child. He’s just absolutely ridiculous.”

Chelsea are currently preparing to host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as they look to make it four wins in a row in the top flight.

The west London side have bounced back from their opening day defeat by Burnley to beat Tottenham, Everton and Leicester City.

They also got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start by beating Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in their group-stage opener on Tuesday night.

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