Costa left Chelsea in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, winning the Premier League before falling out with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.
” The 2018/19 Championship season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in years. The upper reaches of the table seem to change on a weekly basis, while a good eight teams can be considered serious contenders for relegation. Leeds United currently top the pile on the opening day of 2019, having looked so, so impressive under manager Marcelo Bielsa.
2 Bielsa has worked his magic at Elland Road since taking charge of Leeds Norwich are just three points behind in second, with all of West Brom, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and Derby angling for automatic promotion. A number of sides are sitting slightly lower, but with loads of the season to go there is no reason why the likes of Birmingham, Aston Villa or even Swansea could not make the play-offs.
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But who have been the best players in the Championship this season? With help from the statistics experts at WhoScored.com, talkSPORT reveal the second division’s team of the season so far. You can see the line-up below… 2 Goalkeeper: Lee Camp (Birmingham City) – WhoScored.com rating of 6.8 Right-back: Ryan Shotton (Middlesbrough) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4 Centre-back: Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4 Centre-back: Liam Cooper (Leeds United) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.5 Left-back: Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.3 Right midfield: Pablo Hernandez (Leeds United) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.6 Centre midfield: Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4 Centre midfield: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.3 Left midfield: Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4 Forward: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4 Forward: Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.9 ” ” Chelsea fans on Twitter were left cursing former boss Antonio Conte for allowing Diego Costa to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Atletico Madrid striker was at his imperious and mischievous best, harassing Juventus defenders all night long. 2 Diego Costa was sensational for Atletico on the night Having been out since November after undergoing foot surgery, the 30-year-old returned with a bang. After picking up a booking inside the first ten minutes for encroaching in the wall, Costa then was denied a penalty by VAR.
Although he should have tucked away a chance when played through by Antoine Griezmann in the second half, the Spain international caused Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini problems right up until his substitution. Costa left Chelsea in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, winning the Premier League before falling out with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_disaster
2 The Spaniard bullied the Juve defenders And it was clear to see on social media that Chelsea fans missed their former hero. Check out the best Tweets below! God damn I miss Diego Costa at Chelsea pic.twitter.com/qJNSorGsKg — Josh (@mccjosh) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ Heavily rate Diego Costa dunno why Chelsea ever sold him — Z (@KingLabiIe) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ Oh gosh, Chelsea do really miss Diego Costa.
He’s irreplaceable. — hxfxzn. (@arsyilfadhli) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ Chelsea fans watching Diego Costa and Felipe Luis performance tonight pic.twitter.com/KW020VjcwB — Gaddafi (@Gicherengo) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ I miss watching @diegocosta play. His aggression. Power. & most of all, his Goals. What I’d do to see him back at Chelsea!???? #ATLJUV #CFC — Coombsey (@ShaneCoombes1) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ Memories of Diego Costa in a Chelsea Jersey pic.twitter.com/8zYOQvdvC3 — Billionaire (@ColinJames_H) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ I will never forgive Conte for forcing Diego Costa to leave Chelsea — Shden Tseggai (@shdentseGUY) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ I will never forgive Conte for forcing Diego Costa to leave Chelsea — Shden Tseggai (@shdentseGUY) February 20, 2019 /**/ /**/ “