The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern had always expected a busy summer at Stamford Bridge…
After a stellar season last year, the job on Antonio Conte’s plate was always going to be a tough one. Often times in the past, Chelsea have struggled after winning the Premier League title, and this is clearly something that Conte will need to avoid this time around.
Indeed, the Italian is going to have to be ruthless as he looks to build his dream squad, and in dealing with the Diego Costa situation, he has seemingly been as ruthless as ever. With the Spaniard’s future looking uncertain for much of the campaign, Costa has now revealed that Conte wants him out of the club this summer – with other reports suggesting that Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Romelu Lukaku alongside this.
As a player, Diego Costa was divisive. Though everyone recognised his qualities, he became unpopular amongst a lot of opposing fans for his mannerisms and his tactics. It is fitting, then, that this admission from the Spaniard has also divided the Chelsea fans on Reddit.
Whilst some fans are pleased with the deal, some have touted it as a huge mistake, whilst others are already arguing over whether his proposed replacement, Romelu Lukaku, is actually an upgrade.
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