Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has heaped more woe on Chelsea striker Diego Costa after omitting the forward from his squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine, but Alvaro Morata and Nolito have made the cut.
On Tuesday the FA announced Chelsea’s appeal against the three-match ban Costa received following his clash with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny had been rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
Mourinho claimed he could not answer questions on the three-match ban for violent conduct that has been imposed retrospectively on the striker Diego Costa in the wake of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, for fear of incurring a touchline suspension.
Regarded by many as the greatest player to have ever played the game, the 74-year-old scored 1281 goals in 1363 games during his illustrious career in which he also lifted the World Cup trophy three times. “He’s a very good player, everybody knows”.
Chelsea’s Diego Costa, No 19, stands over Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s Gabriel right looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Chelsea have pronounced themselves “extremely disappointed” after striker Diego Costa was handed a three-match ban for violent conduct during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal. Chelsea reeled Arsenal in – the visitors finished the game with nine men after...