Legendary Arsenal winger Paul Merson is convinced, that Costa’s problems may cost Chelsea the title this season.
According to former England international, Diego Costa’s antics may ruin his career at Chelsea. What’s more Merson warns that because of the controversial behaviours of the Spaniard the Blues may lose the chance to defend the title during this campaign.
Merson wrote in his Daily Star column:
“He needs to play 30-odd games for them to win the league. But he won’t. Not after what happened against Arsenal,”
“He’s a marked man now after getting himself banned for three games for slapping Laurent Koscielny”
”The powers that be will be telling referees to watch him more closely, and the whole league will be trying to wind him up.”
”He will be banned again before the end of the season for sure now. And that will hurt Chelsea in the games he misses.”
”People will say: ‘Oh, he didn’t mean it. He’s not that type of player.’ Not with Costa. People expect it from him now.”