Costa not part of Chelsea opener

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Diego Costa will not be part of Chelsea’s sea­son-opener against Burn­ley - just 81 days af­ter he cel­e­brated the Premier League ti­tle with his team-mates.

The 28-year-old Spain in­ter­na­tional, who scored 20 league goals for the cham­pi­ons, re­mains ex­iled from the club hav­ing been told he has no fu­ture un­der boss An­to­nio Conte.

Costa has not been to Chelsea’s Cob­ham train­ing ground since the end of last sea­son and has been post­ing pic­tures on Instagram from his home­town of La­garto in Brazil just days be­fore the new sea­son be­gins.

Diego Costa

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