Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insists Chelsea cannot afford to lose Diego Costa and is happy with Antonio Conte’s treatment of Costa.
“The Costa effect. If you look at their body language, both of them, they were fighting a little more, on and off,” Hasselbaink told BBC Football Focus.
“Conte has persuaded him in a way. ‘No, it’s my way’ and Costa started playing better.
“I think Costa is very important for Chelsea and the odd game you won’t miss him but when you play 10 games in a row, you will miss him.
“Chelsea can’t afford to let Costa go at this time of the season and I think how calm Conte has done that is credit to Conte.”