Reason behind Diego Costa's and Eden Hazard's celebration against Leicester City
Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League today. Diego Costa and Eden Hazard struck in the first half with Victor Moses notching up the 3rd in the second half.
Apart from Chelsea's overall performance, what caught many people's eye is that both Diego Costa and Eden Hazard had a very similar celebration after they scored their respective goals. Both the players celebrated by forming a 'W' with their hand.
The classy gesture was a tribute to Willian's mother who passed away earlier this week. All the Chelsea players wore black armbands against Leicester City as a tribute to their teammate's mother.
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Diego Costa's reputation is not a good one in the world of football but this gesture by him was applauded by many. He went off in his usual celebration, after scoring his goal, with his arms wide apart, but as soon as the team huddle was over, he remembered his teammate's loss and pointed out to the sky and followed it with the hand gesture.
Eden Hazard followed Diego Costa and did the same after he scored his goal.
Pedro's acrobatic assist from the floor put Eden Hazard through on goal and he made no mistake in slotting it past Kasper Schmeichel.
Both the players are said to be very close with Willian and they made sure that their colleague did not feel left out today. The Brazilian was among the many missing from the Chelsea squad today but that did not stop them from winning with ease.
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