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’s 3-0 victory at Leicester City on Saturday after a huge offer from Chinese Super League, CSL, side Tianjin Quanjian.
Chelsea’s Italian gaffer, Antonio Conte, has reportedly fallen out with the striker, who has trained alone for the past four training sessions.
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.
“If I could pay to watch most players in the Premier League, then I would pay to watch him because he works so hard. He scores goals, he’s energetic, he loves a tackle, he’s controversial.
“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.”