Chelsea’s poor form recently cost striker Diego Costa his first-team spot.
The striker had been named on the bench for the last two matches and this is a major warning to the rest of the team according to defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Serbian remains as one of the few underperforming players to have never been on the bench this season. Ivanovic has missed a couple of matches this season but it has been only due to injury. Costa has not taken Jose Mourinho’s decision lightly, but the Portuguese manager has stated that almost every top player like Terry, Fabregas, and Eden Hazard has spent time on the bench.