Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been left sweating by last weekend’s results, where a defeat to Manchester United saw the Blues’ advantage at the top of the Premier League table cut to just four points.
Antonio Conte’s side will have to revert their focus to the FA Cup this weekend, as they clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley for a place in next month’s final, but fans in the bar have started to discuss potential summer exits.
The Mirror is reporting that Chelsea are concerned Diego Costa’s loss of form has come around following fresh interest from China, with clubs in the Far East first raising their interest in the Spaniard during the January transfer window.
Since then, Costa, who’s on £185,000-a-week at the Blues, has been far from his best and he’s currently in the worst scoring run of his Chelsea career – as he’s failed to find the net in any of his last five appearances for the Blues.
It’s likely that the former Atletico Madrid man will seal an exit away from Stamford Bridge this summer and he’s been offered a staggering £650k-a-week deal in China, which Chelsea believe has played a part in his loss of form.
Our landlord believes Chelsea should be looking to drop Costa for their upcoming matches, as he’s questioning what Michy Batshuayi has to do to get game time.
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