BBC Sport - Diego Costa: Gary Cahill defends Chelsea team-mate

Cahill defends 'handful' Costa

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill defends teammate Diego Costa, describing the Spain international as a "handful".

The Brazil-born striker has been banned for three matches for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can in Tuesday's League Cup semi-final win.

Cahill says Costa makes life "difficult" for defenders and praises the forward's skills, but Costa Twill miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge as well as games against Aston Villa and Everton.

Watch Football Focus, Saturday 31 January, 12:10 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

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