Diego Costa

Born: October 7, 1988 (age 28)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Striker
Team: Chelsea (no. 19)
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2015
Career History
Senior2006Braga
2007-2009Atletico Madrid
→ 2007Braga (loan)
→ 2007-2008Celta Vigo (loan)
→ 2008-2009Albacete (loan)
2009-2010Real Valladolid
2010-2014Atletico Madrid
2014-Chelsea
International2013Brazil
2014-Spain
Sports Mole has 2,077 articles about Diego Costa. Articles 1 to 40:
Antonio Conte is happy during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea must be confident for future'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he is "confident" about his side's chances of winning the Premier League title after moving seven points clear of Tottenham.
Apr 25, 22:30
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Claude Puel: 'Eden Hazard, Diego Costa made the difference'
Southampton manager Claude Puel claims that the 4-2 scoreline was harsh on his side following their defeat to a Diego Costa and Eden Hazard-inspired Chelsea.
Apr 25, 22:21
Gary Cahill celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Chelsea's Gary Cahill: 'Beating Southampton a massive step'
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill describes his side's win over Southampton as "massive".
Apr 25, 22:03
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Result: Diego Costa brace helps Chelsea move seven points clear
Diego Costa ends a five-match goal drought to score twice as Chelsea climb seven points clear at the top of the table with a 4-2 win over Southampton.
Apr 25, 21:42
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Team News: Antonio Conte recalls big hitters for Southampton clash
Antonio Conte recalls Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to Chelsea's starting lineup to face Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 25, 18:48
Eden Hazard celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Southampton on April 25, 2017
Live Commentary: Chelsea 4-2 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's 4-2 win over Southampton as Diego Costa scores twice to help his side move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Apr 25, 18:45
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates victory over West Ham United on March 6, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews Tuesday evening's Premier League meeting between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 24, 16:17
Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard must continue to put team first'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that the team is the most important thing rather than the individual talents of Eden Hazard.
Apr 24, 15:31
Football pundit Alan Shearer attends the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at ExCeL on December 16, 2012
Alan Shearer: 'FA Cup semi-final defeat will damage Tottenham Hotspur'
Tottenham Hotspur 'will be damaged' by their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday night, according to former Newcastle United captain Alan Shearer.
Apr 22, 21:28
Antonio Conte is happy during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea's plan worked very well against Tottenham Hotspur'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says that he is "proud" of his players after a much-changed side beat Tottenham 4-2 at Wembley to reach the final of the FA Cup.
Apr 22, 20:19
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Eden Hazard: 'Antonio Conte was right to start Willian'
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard admits that it was a "great choice" for manager Antonio Conte to start Willian ahead of him for the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham.
Apr 22, 19:53
Cesar Azpilicueta can't contain his excitement after Willian scores during the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on April 22, 2017
Result: Chelsea oust Tottenham Hotspur to reach FA Cup final
Chelsea edge a six-goal thriller over Tottenham Hotspur to book their place in the final of the FA Cup courtesy of a 4-2 win at Wembley.
Apr 22, 19:12
Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal on February 4, 2017
Team News: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa on Chelsea bench
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard start on the bench for Chelsea as they face Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Apr 22, 16:18
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates with teammates after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte coy on Diego Costa exit talk
Antonio Conte insists that it is "very important" not to get drawn in on speculation over the futures of individual players, with focus instead on winning a double.
Apr 21, 17:41
Antonio Conte shouts orders as Mauricio Pochettino watches on during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on January 4, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
Apr 20, 22:26
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Tianjin Quanjian still interested in signing Diego Costa
The owner of Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian confirms that he is still interested in signing Diego Costa from Chelsea.
Apr 20, 17:23
AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action during the Champions League match against Manchester City on February 21, 2017
AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe sets Champions League record
Kylian Mbappe becomes the first player to score in his first four Champions League knockout matches.
Apr 19, 20:51
Diego Costa mouths off during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on February 7, 2016
Diego Costa admits to wanting Atletico Madrid return last year
Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits that he wanted out of Stamford Bridge at the start of the season due to frustration over the style of play in England.
Apr 17, 10:35
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a point to make during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Bournemouth on March 4, 2017
Team News: Zlatan Ibrahimovic dropped for Chelsea clash
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is dropped to the bench for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Apr 16, 15:02
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Diego Costa: "I am happy here at Chelsea"
Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists that, while the weather in London gets him down, he is happy at Chelsea, citing their efficient organisation and support networks.
Apr 16, 12:22
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea shakes hands with Diego Costa of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Diego Costa "grateful to Jose Mourinho" for improving his game
Diego Costa describes former manager Jose Mourinho as "one of the best" coaches around, admitting that the Portuguese was the main reason behind his move to Chelsea.
Apr 14, 21:13
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa hints at unhappiness in London
Chelsea striker Diego Costa suggests that he is currently unhappy with life in London, despite claiming that he is "very happy" at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 10, 11:14
A crotch-focused shot of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "I feel like Benjamin Button"
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that he 'was born old and will die young', likening himself to Brad Pitt's character in 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Apr 9, 17:33
Eden Hazard celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 8, 2017
Result: Chelsea see off Bournemouth to move seven points clear
Chelsea secure maximum points at Bournemouth to move seven points clear at the top of the league.
Apr 8, 19:22
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Swansea City on March 18, 2017
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 1-3 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Premier League meeting between Bournemouth and Chelsea.
Apr 8, 16:33
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Team News: Nemanja Matic, Victor Moses back for Chelsea
Nemanja Matic and Victor Moses return for Chelsea's trip to Bournemouth.
Apr 8, 16:32
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte unconcerned about Diego Costa form
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says that he is unconcerned by the recent form of Diego Costa, who has not scored in his last four appearances.
Apr 8, 12:34
Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Diego Costa to avoid retrospective action
Chelsea striker Diego Costa will avoid retrospective action from the Football Association after an incident with Manchester City's Vincent Kompany.
Apr 6, 12:56
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Antonio Conte explains half-time change as Chelsea beat Manchester City
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says that it was a "tactical" decision to introduce Nemanja Matic for Kurt Zouma during his side's 2-1 win over Manchester City.
Apr 6, 09:26
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany warms up before his side's Premier League match against Everton at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Team News: Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph start for Manchester City
Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph start for Manchester City's trip to Chelsea.
Apr 5, 19:04
Players fight after Sergio Aguero is sent off during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash between title favourites Chelsea and top-four rivals Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 4, 15:50
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Result: Crystal Palace halt Chelsea title charge with win at Stamford Bridge
Relegation-threatened Crystal Palace put a dent in Chelsea's title procession with a famous 2-1 victory over the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 1, 17:01
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during his side's Premier League clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016
Team News: Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas start for Chelsea
Antonio Conte names a strong starting XI as Chelsea welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge.
Apr 1, 14:05
Romelu Lukaku gets fantasy points galore, especially as captain, after scoring the opening goal in his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea 'cool interest in Alvaro Morata to focus on Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku'
Chelsea reportedly cool their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and instead turn their attention to signing Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
Mar 31, 16:42
Antonio Conte is happy during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Preview: Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between leaders Chelsea and a resurgent Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 30, 21:37
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Team News: Kylian Mbappe handed full France debut in Spain friendly
Kylian Mbappe is handed a surprise start for France in their friendly meeting with Spain, three days on from making his senior international bow for Les Bleus.
Mar 28, 19:12
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore (L) kicks to score a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and EA Guingamp on September 22, 2015 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
Chelsea in Javier Pastore, Diego Costa swap deal?
Chelsea are reportedly considering a swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain to exchange Diego Costa for Javier Pastore.
Mar 28, 15:12
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 2016
Diego Costa suffers injury scare with Spain
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is given the all-clear after picking up a foot and ankle injury while on international duty with Spain.
Mar 27, 18:30
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata 'keen on Chelsea move'
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly open to the idea of a move to Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the season.
Mar 27, 15:27
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Chelsea striker Diego Costa hints at future France move
Chelsea ace Diego Costa hints that he would be open to joining France's Ligue 1 in the future.
Mar 26, 19:19



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea33253569294078
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs33228369224774
3Liverpool34199670422866
4Manchester CityMan City33198663352865
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd331713350242664
6Arsenal32186864402460
7Everton341610860372358
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom33128133942-344
9Southampton32117143944-540
10Watford33117153754-1740
11Stoke CityStoke34109153750-1339
12Crystal Palace34115184654-838
13Bournemouth34108164963-1438
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham34108164459-1538
15Leicester CityLeicester33107164154-1337
16Burnley34106183349-1636
17Hull City3496193667-3133
18Swansea CitySwansea3494213968-2931
19Middlesbrough34512172443-1927
20Sunderland3356222659-3321