Chelsea Outcast, Diego Costa Welcomed Back To First Team After Bust-up With Coach. Photos
Posted On 20/01/2017
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa returned to first-team training today – with a warm embrace from fitness coach Julio Tous who he had an angry bust-up with last week. The Spanish striker – joint-top scorer in the Premier League – looked delighted to be back in the matchday squad after several days of training alone.
Costa, 28, cut a lonely figure on Monday as he worked on his fitness at Chelsea’s training HQ in Cobham, Surrey, while the rest of the players had a day off following their 3-0 win at Leicester. But it was very different story today as he joined his table-topping team-mates for a session earlier today. He was welcomed back into the fold by Blues boss Antonio Conte and kissed and made up with ex-Italian international fitness coach Tous. Costa then launched into a hard training session with the squad including captain John Terry, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Willian and David Luiz. The ex-Atletico Madrid star was axed from the Chelsea squad for their trip to Leicester on Saturday after a falling out with Conte. Costa did not train with the rest of the squad for the past three days after a row with Tous over the extent of a back injury. Chelsea feared his head has been turned by a staggering £30million-a-year offer from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjin.