Diego Costa is irreplaceable at Chelsea – Savage

Former Wales international, Robbie Savage says Chelsea striker, Diego Costa is irreplaceable, adding that it would be sad to see him leave England in January

The Spain striker is the English Premier League’s joint-leading scorer with 14 goals, but was not featured in Chelsea 3-0 win over Leicester on Saturday after a huge offer from Chinese Super League, CSL, side Tianjin Quanjian.

Savage says the Spain striker is irreplaceable for Chelsea.

Savage, a BT Sports Pundit, told Goal, “If Chelsea lost Diego Costa, who would be their replacement for him?”

“I think he has been so instrumental. He is scoring goals and I just love watching Diego Costa.

“Everything I like watching in a player, I just think that, whereas before, he would get frustrated and leave a boot in, he is not doing that. He is just concentrating on closing people down, scoring goals, working hard and I think it shows.

“The game against West Brom was the one, McAuley had the ball in the corner, he pressured him into a mistake and then that finish was sensational.”