Michael Ballack Says Diego Costa Not Helping His Own Situation

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has claimed that Diego Costa has been a great player for the club, but he now needs to calm down in order to be able to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge.


Costa came to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 four £ 34 million and he has been an instant hit at West London. The Brazil born Spanish international has been able to come up with 52 goals in just 89 league appearances for Chelsea. He has been responsible for two Premier League titles in the last three years. Yet, he was told by manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season that he was not in the plans for this season.

Costa has been at loggerheads with Chelsea since then. He has not reported to training and has been subsequently fined his two weeks wages by the club. Costa has been coming out with angry comments about Chelsea and Conte in the last few days. Continue reading “Michael Ballack Says Diego Costa Not Helping His Own Situation”