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Frank Lampard believes Chelsea’s decision to let Diego Costa leave would be a big relief for the club.
Costa has been a pain in Chelsea’s arse in recent months and fans seem excited that the saga has been finally resolved.
The Blues agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for the striker last week, bringing an end to a three year spell at Stamford Bridge. However, the circumstances surrounding the midfielder’s exit wasn’t an healthy one and Lampard believes Chelsea will be happy to have finally resolved the situation.
Speaking on Costa’s exit, Lampard said, as quoted by Goal:
“Costa leaving will be a relief to Conte and Chelsea – it is the best thing for all concerned.
“If it was just a case of selling a talented striker, then we’d be talking about what a great loss he is to the club. But he had to go. There was no way he could stay at Chelsea, given the events of the summer and the sooner he went, the better.
“It’s great for Costa, too. He needs to go and train properly before starting playing again in January. He couldn’t carry on staying in Brazil like he was, it wasn’t helping anybody.”
Costa was quickly reacquainted with Chelsea in the Blues 2 – 1 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday. Though, the striker played no part in the game, sitting on the stands for the entirety of the game.