Ian Wright says Chelsea must sell Diego Costa

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Chelsea should sell Diego Costa.

Ian Wright has urged Chelsea to make a controversial move - and sell Diego Costa.

Costa cost Chelsea £32 million in June 2014, reported The BBC, and led the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season.

Now with the Blues floundering, Wright has told the Sun Goals podcast that he would sell the Spanish international, because he feels he is becoming a liability.

Costa failed to score at the weekend as Chelsea lost away to Stoke, and Costa was involved in arguments with the home side's defenders, and even a steward.

Wright explained his point, suggesting Chelsea need a different type of striker to drag them out of the predicament they find themselves in, currently 16th in the Premier League table after 11 games.

He said: "I would sell him at the first opportunity I get. As brilliant as he was in the first season, he's playing a lot differently as he is now. He seems a lot more antagonising at the moment.

"The first season he got here he was just focusing on scoring goals, and being in the box, and now he's doing everything else. He's outside the box getting involved with people, doing all sorts of things.

"I believe that at this moment now, what Chelsea are going through, he's the last centre forward you need. You need a centre forward to get on with it, stretch teams, get forward, and cause teams problems in the right way."

Costa is currently playing into the hands of defenders who know how to wind him up, and are succeeding in doing so.

Selling him would be quite an extreme action for Jose Mourinho to take, certainly mid-season when quality alternatives are hard to come by, but bringing in another striker to put pressure on Costa and even take his place would not be a bad idea.

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