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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.
Here’s what Roy Keane thinks of Diego Costa: pic.twitter.com/xa8SakeEHi
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‘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