Pundit Paul Merson believes Diego Costa will be forgiven by Chelsea fans if he fires Chelsea to the Premier League title this season.
“He (Costa) is not going anywhere,” Merson told Daily Star.
“I can understand if his head has been turned by China. Who wouldn’t have their head turned by over £500,000-a-week?
“But he’s probably just using it to get more money out of Chelsea and he deserves it. He’s been phenomenal this season.
“The stuff about him having a row with the fitness coach has been blown out of all proportion in my opinion. Fitness coaches have an argument with somebody every week, because nobody likes running.
“Ask anyone in the game. It happens all the time and it’s no big deal. He’ll be back in the team and scoring goals and if he ends the season with more than anyone else in the Premier League, Chelsea will be champions and it will all be forgotten.”