Chelsea's Costa, Oscar in Training Ground Clash

Costa reacted angrily to what was apparantly a robust challenge by Chelsea teammate Oscar.

Published: 08th January 2016 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2016 05:34 PM   |  A+A-


LONDON: Controversial striker Diego Costa was involved in a training ground confrontation with Chelsea teammate Oscar while preparing for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie against Scunthorpe United.

The incident reportedly took place when Costa reacted angrily to what was apparantly a robust challenge by the Brazilian midfielder. According to the British media, Oscar produced a knee-high lunge to Costa's legs after the Spain international had initially gone in hard on him.

There was reportedly a heated exchange of words between the two players and the duo had to be separated by those present at the scene.

However, Chelsea officials insist that the situation was soon brough under control and Oscar and Costa were joking about the incident at the end of the training session.

Although Costa has developed a reputation for losing his temper after a series of on-field confrontations, fellow Chelsea players have mostly blamed Oscar for the incident.

"Oscar's challenge was outrageous, it was straight into the knee of Costa and could have done him some real damage. That sparked a brawl between them and the other players had to stop it," a player was quoted as saying by the Telegraph on Friday.

Oscar later took to social media network Twitter to downplay the incident.

"For those who are talking to me and @diegocosta struggle today in training he’s lying, he’s one of my best friends and never fight," the Brazil international wrote.

Despite the incident, both Costa and Oscar are expected to be involved in the match against Scunthorpe this weekend.

Stay up to date on all the latest Sport news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp