Had it not been for a January hissy-fit amid rumours about his future, 2016/17 would be classified as a roaring success for Diego Costa at Chelsea so far.
The Spaniard has been simply excellent after a difficult campaign last time out, with his 16 goals putting him firmly in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot award come the end of the season – even if Harry Kane has hit a purple patch of form to move to 19 on the weekend.
This evening Costa’s Chelsea meet West Ham in a game they need to win to ensure the ten-point advantage they had going into gameweek 27 remains intact, and an Irons defence that’s shipped 44 goals in 26 outings offers much encouragement for him.
But, will this Hammers rearguard step up for the big game and keep one of the division’s most potent attackers at bay? Have your say below…