EPL : Diego Costa does a Luis Suarez and bites Gareth Barry
Diego Costa got sent off from Saturday’s game against Everton for something only Luis Suarez would do.
The 2015-2016 season for Chelsea has been underwhelming. They are set to finish mid-table in the Barclays Premier League after winning the 2014-2015 season. Manager Jose Mourinho was also fired early into the post-title campaign after the early results were disastrous.
Tournament play hasn’t treated Chelsea so well either. They recently lost both legs of their Champions League matches against PSG with an aggregate score of 4-2. Everton also eliminated them from the FA Cup on Saturday.
For most of the game against Everton, the score was 0-0 until Belgian star Romelu Lukaku scored two fantastic goals to put Chelsea down 2-0. It only increased frustrations for the declining team.
After the second goal, Chelsea star Diego Costa was getting frustrated. His emotions got the best of him, though, as he approached Everton player Garreth Barry and bit him in the neck. It’s something only Barcelona star Luis Suarez would seemingly do.
Costa would get handed with a red card to be sent off for the first time in his Chelsea career.
The incident was just the latest in a series of controversial moments surrounding Costa this season and meant more misery for Chelsea, whose last hopes of winning a trophy this season ended in the 2-0 loss.
In the first half, Costa had earned a yellow card after a clash with Barry, and he then appeared to spit at the feet of referee Michael Oliver.
After the game, Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink said he could not be sure certain if Costa bit Barry while the two came face-to-face with six minutes remaining.
This is probably going to draw a suspension for Costa as something like this just can’t happen. It’s immature, unprofessional and foolish. He knew what he did was wrong as he tried to apologize for doing it moments after the incident happened, but it was too late.
What kind of penalty Diego Costa receives over the next few days should be interesting to follow.