Finally it seems that somebody has broken the big-name striker curse at Chelsea.
After the previous purchases of £30.8million for Andriy Shevchenko and £50million for Fernando Torres in recent memory, many were also expecting Diego Costa to struggle leading the line for the Blues.
However Costa, who became 26 yesterday, has already scored nine goals in his first seven Chelsea fixtures and is well on his way to win the Premier League golden boot.
And his great form comes amidst his continuous struggle with his niggling hamstring injury, but if you were to see him play – or even just practicing – you would never notice.
Training on his birthday against the Spain national squad, the former Atletico Madrid hitman ran onto a pass from Jordi Alba to easily round Iker Casillas before walking the ball into an empty net.
For Costa it is all just too easy. If Chelsea play Real Madrid in the Champions League this season, don’t bet against him to embarrass Casillas once again.
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