Stoke City supporters react on Twitter to Diego Costa's display against them

Chelsea's Diego Costa and Stoke City's Bruno Martins Indi

Diego Costa left some Stoke City supporters frustrated as they beaten 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was the centre of attention as Stoke City narrowly missed out on a point against the league leaders.

Antonio Conte’s side went ahead in the 13th minute when Willian’s free-kick caught out Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant at the near post.

Bruno Martins Indi had a goal ruled out for the hosts before Gary Cahill was penalised for a push on Jonathan Walters in the penalty area. Walters stepped up to convert the penalty and send the Potters in level at half time.

Marcus Alonso and Pedro both came close to putting the visitors ahead, only to be denied by the crossbar and a fine save from Grant. The visitors did finally break Stoke’s resolve in the 87th minute when Cahill turned the ball home from a corner.

There was still time for Phil Bardsley to collect a second booking for a foul on Cesc Fabregas.

However, it was Costa’s tussles with Stoke’s back four that was the big talking point coming out of the game and after the final whistle some Potters supporters took to Twitter to discuss the Chelsea forward’s actions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch