Diego Costa

Chelsea skipper Cahill laments loss of Diego Costa following Conte fallout

Big loss

Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill has already been speaking about the fact the club need to buy more players this summer – but there seems to be one thing in particular he’s not too happy about.

That’s the loss of Diego Costa, who was of course told he had no place at the club after manager Antonio Conte text him this summer and cast him aside.

It’s all well and good for Conte to do that if he doesn’t like a player, but as many of the fans said at the time, Costa did score a huge amount of goals, and has been vital int he seasons Chelsea won the league.

Now however, they have to prepare for life without him, and it seems Cahill is quite worried about that.

He was on TalkSPORT: “As a player, he will be missed.

“Diego Costa is Diego Costa. He scores goals. He is an animated character and he is a big personality.

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“He will be a big miss. We have obviously added to the squad with Alvaro [Morata] and that is a great addition to the squad, but you are always going to miss big players.”


More players

Cahill, much like manager Conte has called for more players, and it’s starting to become the case that fans and the press are wondering if there is an issue between Conte and the board.

Conte has made it clear he wants to see transfers take place, and not only that, he’s also mentioned the fact that he would not have sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United – all but confirming that was against his wishes with his sharp answer to the press when asked about that move. 

The Community Shield loss to Arsenal was far from ideal, and the club will want to get their Premier League campaign off to a good start against Burnley, with Conte all too aware that once a bad start to the season takes hold, his job will be on the line.