Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Oscar involved in furious training ground bust-up
Despite the club's upturn in form, scuffles have become commonplace in Chelsea's Cobham training ground
Chelsea striker Diego Costa and midfielder Oscar were reportedly involved in an angry scuffle at Chelsea’s Cobham training complex. Ahead of their FA Cup tie with League One minnows Scunthorpe United on Sunday, a training session bust-up flared up as a result of a bad tackle.
As reported by the Mirror, club sources revealed that the issue began when Oscar went in on Costa rather agressively, with what was described as a ‘particularly hefty tackle’. The naturalized Spanish striker did not take kindly to Oscar’s infringement, responding moments later with a tackle that scythed down the Brazilian.
Oscar was left furious by Costa’s retaliatory tackle as he came of worse in the battle of the tackles. The Brazilian then squared up with the Chelsea target-man, as the pair exchange heated words before getting involved in a physical altercation. The pair had to eventually be separated by other senior players and members of the coaching staff.
However, club cources confirmed that Oscar and Costa eventually calmed down and were seen exiting the intense training session in each other’s company.
Chelsea’s dressing room atmosphere is still questionable
Despite being unbeaten in their last four games, which included a convincing 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their last game, Guus Hiddink is still aware of the powderkeg that is Chelsea’s dressing room. With combustible characters such as Diego Costa ever present, the John Obi Mikel’s assertion that the dressing room atmosphere has improved after the sacking of Jose Mourinho is a bit of a difficult truth to swallow.
Costa has been in the news for his antics all season long. The striker himself admitted that he is no angel on the pitch, and was previously rumoured to have also clashed with John Terry ealier in the season. Costa also famously threw a training bib at Jose Mourinho, as the striker was unhappy about not getting on the pitch in a game against Tottenham Hotspur ealier in the season.
With Cesc Fabregas also rumoured to have had clashed with Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda just before Jose Mourinho’s sacking in another training session, Guss Hiddink might have to play calming Zen tunes in Chelsea’s next training session. The club will be hoping that their miserable season does not reach another nadir by becoming a victim of a giant-killing act by Scunthorpe United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Sunday.