Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that striker Diego Costa must improve his reading of his game after a poor start to the season in front of goal.
The 27-year-old finished last season as Chelsea’s topscorer but has only netted four times this campaign as the Blues suffer their worst start in the history of the Premier League.
Unfortunately, Mourinho had a touchline row with Costa during the 4-0 Champions League win in Maccai Tel Aviv last Tuesday but quickly made up but the Portuguese wants more from the Brazilian born Spanish International.
“He’s not reading the game properly in these actions,” he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“That was my opinion. As a striker he must read; you have to play not when you have the ball, but when others have the ball. You have to anticipate things and read the game faster.
“Everything is an accumulation [of confidence]. You’re not on fire again just because you’ve scored a goal against Norwich. It’s a process.”
Costa joined Chelsea in a £30m move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 and scored 20 goals in his debut season for the Blues as the went on to win the Premier League title.