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Chelsea keeper Courtois: Diego Costa no bully!

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois fears Diego Costa leaves the Premier League with his reputation rock bottom.

Costa is now finalising a move to Atletico Madrid after a summer of firing insults at Chelsea management.

Courtois, whose team won 4-0 at Stoke on Saturday, said: “I have been with the guy for six years and he is a very good friend of mine.

“Diego was under-rated in England. People put too much attention on him being a little bully on the field rather than looking at his quality.

“He is one of the nicest, funniest guys I know."

Chelsea are at Atletico this week for their Champions League clash and Courtois is excited to be returning to his former club.

He added: “It will be special to go back, only this time I hope we win.

“It will be different from going to the Vicente Calderon but they needed a new stadium.

“It will be a nice evening for me and I will be very hungry and focused on getting three points.

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