Chelsea star issues strong warning to title rivals ahead of City clash
Diego Costa has spoken out ahead of Chelsea’s game with Manchester City, and issued a rallying cry to the players – and warned Chelsea’s rivals.
After the Blues lost, they saw the gap cut to seven points – and a loss against Man City could see it go down even further, meaning the title race would be well and truly on.
He spoke to ESPN Brazil and said: “After a loss at home and with a rival closing the gap the importance of the game only grows.
“We know this game against Manchester City will be a six-point affair since if we win the game they will be out of the title race while we keep the advantage.
“We hope that the next game the ball will go in, and that we do a better job at handling these counter-attacking plays so we do not suffer from early goals again, and thus avoid what happened against Palace.”
Costa is of course right, and should Chelsea manage to win the majority of their games between now and the end of the season, they will win the league.
Despite the Blues slipping up slightly, they still have a huge gap between themselves and their rivals, all of whom have shown they’re just as capable of dropping points as well, meaning the Blues may actually be able to drop some more points, and still be ok.