Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich expects Diego Costa to leave the club following his behaviour during Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham.
The striker was left out of Jose Mourinho’s starting XI, with Eden Hazard selected to lead the line.
Costa made his feelings clear by not joining his team-mates for the pre-match warm-up, and looked sullen on the bench during the game.
However, it was the Spaniard’s antics after being told to warm-up with just 15 minutes remaining which caught most people’s eyes.
After a leisurely jog and stretch along the touchline, Costa returned to the dug-out before removing his bib and casually flinging it in Mourinho’s direction.
Luckily for the former Atletico Madrid ace, the bib only brushed the back of his manager’s coat, but many feel that Costa’s Stamford Bridge days could be over following the petulant act.
And one of those includes ex-Blues shot-stopper Bosnich, who can’t see Costa making peace for Mourinho any time soon.
Bosnich told Talksport: “It didn’t look good.
“Generally when you are with a manager and you do that type of thing, it is the beginning of the end.
“Not going out for the warm-up, I can understand that completely, but throwing the bib at the manager during the game points to one way.
“They probably won’t do it immediately but I really do think it is the beginning of the end, which is really unfortunate because he has been a smash hit since he has been at Chelsea.”