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Roy Keane labels Chelsea star a ‘balloon’

Roy Keane believes Chelsea are better off without Diego Costa, who the Manchester United legend has labelled a ‘balloon’.

Costa has apparently refused to return to Cobham for training this season after being told by Antonio Conte that he did not have a future at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain international was a key player for the Blues last term, scoring 24 Premier League goals, but Conte grew tired of his attitude.

Costa was keen on a return to Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window but a move back to Spain failed to materialise.

But Conte is unwilling to hand the 28-year-old a lifeline, particularly as his replacement, Alvaro Morata, has made a superb start to his career at Chelsea.

‘But he looks a bit of a balloon, so they should get rid of him and get players in that want to be there.’

Chelsea kicked off their Champions League campaign with a bang, as the Blues annihilated eastern European club Qarabag FK 6-0 to get their campaign underway in fine form.

If you missed the goals or wish to relive them, you can check them out here: Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag ALL Goals Video highlights

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