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Costa: I've Taken Suarez's Place

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, feels he has taken Luis Suarez's place as the "bad guy" in the English Premier League.

Read: Costa: I Don't Care What Others Think Of Me

Costa has been critcised for his style of play by the media, ever since he made the move to Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2014/2015 season.

Despite helping the Blues clinch their fourth Premier League title last season, the Spain international recently served a three-game ban for his actions in a match against Arsenal. 

However, the former Atletico Madrid striker believes it was the media who contributed to Suarez leaving Liverpool for Barcelona.

"I think Luis Suarez left this country because of how he was treated and made out to be the bad guy," Costa told the London Evening Standard.

"Do I feel like I have taken his place? That is crystal clear. It is obvious that there are people after me. If you do something wrong and it makes the papers, then okay, that's fair.

"But when people are after you all of the time, when you’re always the headline that’s not fair. I hope they're not after me. I hope it’s not the case. I hope it’s something that’s just in my head."

Costa hasn't enjoyed a prolific to the start of the season, as he did in the 2014/2015 campaign, having only found the back of the net on three occasions in 10 appearances. 

Read: Costa Explains Reason Behind His Poor Form

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