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Diego Costa ends his Chelsea career w/ 68 goals + assists in 89 league matches (52G 16A). Always decisive on the pitch, he’ll be missed.

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UEFA Champions League Group Stages 2017/18

  • Matchday 1: September 12 and 13
  • Matchday 2: September 26 and 27
  • Matchday 3: October 17 and 18
  • Matchday 4: October 31 and November 1
  • Matchday 5: November 21 and 22
  • Matchday 6: December 5 and 6

Nine more iconic names will join the National Football Museum Hall of Fame this Thursday. This year’s inductees include Chelsea hero Frank Lampard. Frank Lampard began his career at West Ham, but was to become an icon at Chelsea. The only midfielder to have scored 150 or more Premier League goals during his career, Lampard announced his retirement early in 2017. He won over 100 caps for England, and his a trophy haul includes 3 Premier Leagues, 4 FA Cups and of course a Champions League title. Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer, he is described by their website as “one of the finest players in Chelsea Football Club’s history, and perhaps the best of the lot.”

After months of stand-offs and heated debate, Diego Costa is finally about to complete his return to Atletico Madrid as he prepares for a medical later today.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Costa, who joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014 for £32million, is expected to attend a medical in Madrid and will be unveiled as an Atletico player in the coming days. A fee in the region of £53million, plus bonuses is to be paid to the Premier League champions.

“It was my first start and it was very exciting. To be honest, I was more nervous before the game. I had to wait for so long for the game to start, a 7.45pm kick-off, so when the game started I was at ease and I felt really good. I was looking forward to it…”

“It was an emotional moment to score my first goal at the Bridge. I can’t even remember it now! I was very happy and you could see that. I was in tears to be honest. If the lads didn’t come and get me I don’t know what would have happened! It was a great moment.”

“I come from the Academy and it was a great experience to be able to play my first game with the first team here at the Bridge, but it’s only the first game and I have to keep on working.”

-Charly Musonda Jr; source: Chelsea FC