On account of Diego Costa’s 17 goals in the EPL this season, only three of them he scored in 2017.
“I don’t care about statistics Costa. It happens, and for me most importantly â€” the dedication and discipline during the game. It is important to me that it does exactly what I ask. In most cases, he just had bad luck, but a player like Diego Costa, can score in any match, and I think he will do it” – quoted Conte Chelsea’s official website.
“The experience of Diego Costa and personal qualities very important for the team. Goals are important for strikers, but I think he knows that for us he is an important player and he scores or not. He needs to continue to give, and I’m sure the goals will come. I spend a conversation with a player if he is not laid out, if I am unhappy with its impact or behaviour, but not when it misses. Diego shows a great football and I repeat, he does what I ask.”
Note that Costa is fourth in the list of scorers in the Premier League.