Diego Costa would “get a five-game ban” if he said what he REALLY thought about English referees –

“I’ll be honest, I’m a target here. Be it for referees or for fans,#8221; he told Onda Cero in Spain.

Despite their defeat to Tottenham in midweek, Chelsea are still riding high at the top of the Premier League.

Plenty believe that the key reason for Costa#8217;s impressive displays has been an improvement in his behaviour, at one stage going an almost unprecedented 10 matches without receiving a yellow card.

“I’m not going to talk about English referees because I could get a suspension for four or five games if I did that!”

Chelsea#8217;s title rivals will be hoping that he stops biting his lip soon.

Diego Costa#8217;s 14 league goals have been a key reason behind that #8211; if not the main one #8211; as the former Atletico Madrid man has been praised for returning to his lethal 2014/15 best, and not the pale imitation of that form we saw last season.

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