Spanish striker Diego Costa has been involved in many controversial incidents mostly kicking opposing players since he joined Chelsea in the year 2014 from Atletico Madrid.
The player was banned for three games after stamping on Liverpool star Emre Can, and was also involved putting his hand on the face of Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny in an EPL tie that Chelsea won 2 - 0.
NAIJ.com brings you some popular players that Diego Costa would never attempt to put himself in a battle with on the pitch.
1. Nigel De Jong
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Dutchman Nigel De Jong is one of the famous players who have exemplified negative contributions on the field of play and it would be recalled how he gave Xabi Alonso a kung-fu kick at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Diego Costa would not want to face him considering how tough he is.
2. Luis Suarez
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Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has bitten three players in his career, and aside his potentials of scoring good goals, Suarez is also a controversial player who can bully Diego Costa.
3. Mario Balotelli
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Italian forward Mario Balotelli is also known as a tough striker considering the controversies he had been involved in most especially when he was at Manchester City.
4. Adebayo Akinfenwa
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Adebayo Akinfenwa has been regarded as the strongest player in the world in which no player would want to engage in any verbal tussle with him.