Diego Costa: 'Christmas fixture list took its toll'Diego Costa
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suggested that the Christmas fixture list may be the reason why Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks.
Costa and his team mates were knocked out of the Champions League by Paris Saint Germain and also dropped points in their title chase.
"Maybe the Christmas exertions have taken their toll. We played three matches in seven days. It’s no excuse though. I’m sure next season we’ll go further in the Champions League."
Costa is currently nursing a hamstring injury and will miss the international break. He is currently the leading scorer in the Premier League alongside Tottenham's Harry Kane.