The relationship between strikers and midfielders requires the midfielders backing up their team-mates up front, but in a clear exchange of roles during Chelsea training today, striker Diego Costa had midfielder Eden Hazard covered in the box: quite literally!
Costa somehow ended up with a cardboard box during Chelsea’s training session at Cobham today and, sticking true to his shenanigans, the striker employed the help of teammates Matic and Alonso to trap Hazard’s head in the box.
While a smart Victor Moses had the presence of mind to stay away from the striker, an unaware Pedro couldn’t save himself from falling prey to Costa’s hilarious antics.
Manager Antonio Conte was also amused with these hilarious events and will be hoping his side display the same enthusiasm and excitement on Saturday when Chelsea host Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Check out the hilarious video of Costa’s antics below –