Chelsea have had the curse of signing a big name striker, only for them to flop and play nowhere near their massive transfer fees. Over the years there have been Adrian Mutu, Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Andriy Shevchenko, and who can forget British transfer record Fernando Torres.
Now Diego Costa comes in as the summer’s marquee signing and with 27 goals in La Liga last term looks like a solid purchase, but players before him also had incredible goal-scoring records which they couldn’t replicate at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian-born striker needs to score early to ease the pressure on his shoulders, and hopefully become the Chelsea hitman the Blues have lacked ever since Drogba’s previous departure. And with the returned Chelsea legend set to miss the first few months with an injury, Costa has no better chance to prove himself.