Diego Costa reportedly asked to be taken off as he was frustrated with manager Antonio Conte
Chelea striker Diego Costa reportedly asked to be taken off against Leicester as he was frustrated with manager Antonio Conte shouting at him.
It was assumed at the time that Costa, who is the Premier League's top scorer this season with seven goals, had picked up a knock or wanted to avoid a booking that would see him incur a suspension and miss the game against Manchester United on Sunday.
Chelsea's Diego Costa looks dejectedReuters
There was no indication from the report as to whether or not Conte will be acting in a similar vein to former Blues' boss Jose Mourinho when a similar event happened last season.
Costa and Mourinho clashed during a Champions League game away against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, with the manager dropping the forward for the next game.