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      Diego Costa threw his substitutes’ bib at Jose Mourinho and his toys out of the pram after being dropped for the first time this season.

      The £32million striker failed to appear for the pre-match warm-up, eventually emerged without boots and was first out onto the coach after the final whistle.

      He had spent the afternoon making it abundantly clear exactly what he thought of Mourinho’s decision.

      The Chelsea boss, alerted to the footage doing the rounds on Twitter of the bid to humiliate him, made it clear that he couldn’t care less.

      “If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib!” he quipped.

      The Chelsea boss also told the Spain marksman – scorer of just four goals this season – that he can count himself lucky not to have been axed sooner.

      Mourinho said: “Diego is very privileged because he was the last one to be on the bench. Everyone else has been.

      “The captain John Terry. Ivanovic, Cahill, the vice-captain of England, Fabregas, Pedro, Hazard – the player of the season.

      “Oscar, everyone was on the bench. Diego was privileged because I kept him in the team for all these matches. Today we thought the best strategy was this one. We are happy with the decision and the players.”

      Even more tellingly, there was even a hint that Costa could find himself out of the side for longer. Much longer.

      Asked whether the Brazil-born marksman could be back in the side next Saturday, Mourinho said: “The next game is Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. I don’t know.

      “I have to focus on Bournemouth, see how they play and defend, how they project or not the full-backs, study them to make a decision.

      “The way we played, I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t lose any of the next 10 matches. If we go into a run of good results. The team was a team.”

      Mourinho is right. They were better without Costa. Even the striker’s attempt to embarrass his boss, caught by BT Sport’s TV cameras failed to hit the target.

      It is also little wonder that Chelsea are busy scouting replacements after the result they have had from the 27-year-old since March – seven goals against Southampton, Hull, Sunderland, West Brom, Aston Villa, Norwich and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

      Source :http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jose-mourinho-says-diego-costa-6923973

    • #9474
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      I guess Mourinho now understands how unruly Costa can be, after blindly defending his actions continuously against opposing teams.

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