Despite their 13-match winning run in the Premier League coming to an end when they were beaten by Tottenham earlier this month, Chelsea are still in pole position to regain the title from Leicester City.
But, their fans in the Football Transfer Tavern will be nervous following the news that has circulated over one of their star men in the last few days.
The Blues were rocked before their match against the Foxes on Saturday when it was rumoured that top goalscorer Diego Costa had been dropped from the squad because of a dispute with a fitness coach, amid reports that the 28-year-old was keen on a big-money move to China – a story that won’t have impressed the punters standing at the bar.
Despite the absence of the Spaniard, Antonio Conte’s men ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at the King Power Stadium, to keep themselves seven points clear of Tottenham and Liverpool at the summit.
It would appear that the ongoing and distracting Costa situation could have reverberations around the club before the end of the month though, with even the landlord torn on what should happen next.
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