Chelsea benefiting from Costa’s cool mind, says Courtois 


Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-1 on the bet365 Stadium on Sunday afternoon Gary Cahill scored a past due winner to provide Chelsea 10-point prospect at the top Diego Costa held his temper in check despite recieving multiple fouls 


Reuters Reporter

07: 35 GMT, 20 March 2017

07: 35 GMT, 20 March 2017

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is unlikely to win any kind of ‘fair play’ awards this time of year but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois states the fiery forward is becoming a lot better at controlling his mood despite relentless heavy treatment through opposing defenders.

Costa was reserved for dissent in the 16th minute of Chelsea’s 2-1 success at Stoke on Saturday yet showed impressive restraint for the particular rest of the game in spite of being fouled by Phil Bardsley and Bruno Martins Indi.

‘When they kicked him, he continued to be calm and that’s very great for us because in the particular worst case, he would , the burkha second yellow card and already been out of the game, ‘ Courtois told British media.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa smiles during his side's 2-1 victory at Stoke City on Saturday

Chelsea striker Diego Costa smiles throughout his side’s 2-1 victory on Stoke City on Saturday

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois celebrates victory after the final whistle at the bet365 Stadium

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois celebrates victory after the particular final whistle on the bet365 Stadium

‘In some moments maybe Diego exaggerates a bit, but all the time, these people hit him quite well. ‘

Costa, who has picked up 6 bookings within the league this time of year, has been a key shape in Premier League leaders Chelsea’s campaign.

‘After four or 5 50-50 moments where the referee can whistle delete word whistle, he or she gets a bit angry plus gets a yellow card, ‘ Belgian international Courtois added.

‘So it’s important for him to remain calm and he’s developed that many this season. ‘

Chelsea are 10 points clear at the best ahead of the international split and will host 16th-placed

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