Ivanovic: “Costa dominated Arsenal”

Ivanovic: “Costa dominated Arsenal”

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After Chelsea’s much needed away win against Arsenal yesterday, Branislav Ivanovic spoke about Diego Costa’s influence in the game, saying he was “dominant”.

“Today Costa was dominant mentally against the Arsenal defenders because every time he made a difference they started provoking him, and when they started kicking him, he was calm, which is good”.

Costa, the Chelsea front man, can be known to ‘lose’ his head in the big games and allow the opponent to frustrate him. Yesterday he showed great composure and fantastic desire to win the game.

Chelsea won the game 1-0 after Arsenal centre-back Per Mertersacker was shown a red card in the 18th minute and Costa capitalised with a goal in the 23rd. A fantastic result and something the Chelsea supporters will be hoping the Blues can build on.