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Diego Costa sends message of defiance following Wolves' defeat to Chelsea

Diego Costa has issued a rallying cry following Wolves’ 3-0 defeat to Chelsea and ahead of this weekend’s game with Nottingham Forest.

The striker made his full debut for Wanderers at Stamford Bridge against his old club, but could not prevent another poor result down in west London.

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The latest loss leaves Wolves in the relegation zone on six points from nine games.

There is hope that Wolves will be able to confirm a new manager this week following the recent sacking of Bruno Lage.

Reports have indicated that Julen Lopetegui is in talks with the club, although he is still currently in Spain so a deal is not imminent.

It could mean that Steve Davis and James Collins are once again in the dugout against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The game with Forest has become massive, and failure to win at Molineux will leave many supporters very worried moving forwards.

Costa, 34, believes Wolves’ season now starts against the Reds.

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He told the club’s official website: “It felt good. I am finding my rhythm now. I am training hard and looking after myself a lot more than before to be able to play at the best possible level.

“Every day I’m feeling better. I hope that I can play in the next game and play well. The next game is where the league starts for us.

“We knew that Chelsea, with the players they have, were the favourites to win. They’re in a different league to us, but our next game is a must-win. We need to try and get a good run going.”

Forest have endured a really tough start to the new Premier League season, and are currently bottom of the table.

But they can actually push Wolves down a place to 19th if they beat Aston Villa tonight.

Wolves are in serious trouble if they don’t beat Nottingham Forest

Wolves have got to be beating Forest on Saturday, manager or not.

The Reds have struggled massively so far in the top-flight, and it seems all their new signings are having difficulty gelling, which was perhaps to be expected.

Wolves have simply got to get three points this weekend.

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Failure to do so could have a disastrous impact on morale in the dressing room.

Hopefully Costa will take some responsibility and get everyone fired right up for the massive clash.