Keeping Dani Ceballos in Check
A battling, bruising and mostly hugely unpleasant character on the football pitch, there is no real telling what Costa is like off it. In small glimpses from his time at Chelsea, he appeared to be a well-liked figure, although even that can be misconstrued.
This season we’ve already seen Dani Ceballos get himself into trouble with teammates, first getting involved in a needlessly heated altercation with Eddie Nketiah on the opening day.
That was resolved only for another brawl to ensue in training, one that resulted in the Spaniard clocking Luiz over the nose. As with all squad squabbles, this was quickly put to bed.
Who knows when the next one will come?
In a bid to nip the midfielder’s hotheadedness in the bud, bringing in renowned bad-boy Costa will force any player contemplating a wee scrap to think twice. Mikel Arteta may see the striker as the ideal man to keep the peace. Fight fire with fire.