One of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window saw Diego Costa attempting to force a move away from Chelsea after he was frozen out of the squad by Antonio Conte. It was made clear from the start of the saga that the Spanish striker wanted to return to Madrid to play for Diego Simeone’s Atletico side.
His Chelsea career isn’t something that should be forgotten in a hurry as he scored 52 Premier League goals in just 89 top-flight games. His impact at Stamford Bridge was fantastic, and he quickly became a fans’ favourite in West London with chants of “Diego, Diego, Diego” from the Shed End ringing around the ground every other weekend for three seasons.
He only managed seven goals outside of the league and just two in the Champions League, but there were plenty of brilliant finishes during his spell in England, whether they were from five yards out or 25 yards. We look at his best five.
4Chelsea vs West Ham United (26th December 2014)
Diego Costa’s first Christmas in the capital was signed off with a fantastic goal on Boxing Day. The controversial striker finished off a brilliant first half of the 2014/15 season with a well-worked goal where he shifted the ball onto his weaker left foot before firing perfectly into the bottom corner. The West Ham keeper, Adrian, was left with no chance as he struggled to get near the low shot.