Diego Costa has enjoyed a fine season thus far, with 13 goals and five assists to his name: that deserves a Christmas break, right?
Well some football fans seem to think that’s what he reckons as well. Five bookings results in a one-game suspension, and Costa has been on four cautions for 10 games now.
If Costa, Luiz, Kante, Matic or Pedro get a booking, they get Boxing Day off - Fully expecting at least 2 to manage it..— C 💙 Y S (@GenericSpur) December 17, 2016
And lo and behold, with 22 minutes gone…
Costa finally gets his 5th yellow card and gets Boxing Day off ....— Andy Saunders (@mrasaunders) December 17, 2016
Diego Costa: Has been booked for the first time since September (vs Arsenal), ending a run of 11 games. He will be suspended for Bournemouth— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 17, 2016
Like we said earlier, if anybody has earned some Premier League holiday time this year, it’s Costa .
Costa's earned his Boxing Day churros to be fair.— Alex Hess (@A_Hess) December 17, 2016
Boxing day off ✅
That said, could the Blues’ winning run end without him?
Make that: WWWWWWWWWWW. Incredible form at the moment. But Bournemouth on Boxing Day, without Costa and Kante, won't be easy.— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 17, 2016
Bournemouth’s chances of an upset in their game against Chelsea might just have received a boost.