Diego Costa admitted he wanted to quit Chelsea at the start of the season and was "angling for a move back to Atletico Madrid".

The Blues striker revealed he found the transition from La Liga to the Premier League more difficult than he had anticipated.

And after picking up bans - one relating to an incident involving Laurent Koscielny, the other for a stamp on Emre Can, another for a clash with Gareth Barry - the previous season, wanted out of Chelsea.

"Here [the Premier League] things happen on the pitch and who is banned for three matches? Me," said Costa, Speaking on Sky Sports.