• ‘Costa only missing one attribute that Messi and Ronaldo have’

    ‘Costa only missing one attribute that Messi and Ronaldo have’

    Stuart Pearce considers the Chelsea striker to be ‘unstoppable’, with it only the ability to beat opponents that separates him from Barcelona and Madrid icons.

    Diego Costa has ‘got everything’ and would occupy a standing in the global game alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo if he could run at opponents, claims Stuart Pearce.

    The former England international considers the Chelsea striker to be in ‘unstoppable’ form at present, with 10 goals netted in 13 Premier League appearances.

    That return is enough to […]

  • Chelsea will win the Premier League if Diego Costa finishes top scorer, says Kalou

    Chelsea will win the Premier League if Diego Costa finishes top scorer, says Kalou

    Former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou believes Diego Costa can fire the Blues to the Premier League title this season.

    Costa, who has already scored 10 league goals in the opening 13 fixtures, is joint level with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for top scorer in the division.

    With Anotonio Conte’s team leading Pep Guaridola in the table, Kalou believes that Chelsea will win the title if their lead striker Costa can finish the season as the most prolific marksman in the country.

    ‘Diego […]

  • VIDEO: Diego Costa hits the beers after Chelsea end Tottenham’s unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge

    VIDEO: Diego Costa hits the beers after Chelsea end Tottenham’s unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge

    Diego Costa had plenty to be pleased about after Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

    The Spaniard failed to get on the scoresheet as the Blues took their winning streak in the league to seven matches but he provided an assist for Victor Moses’ winner.

    The 28-year-old’s scored ten goals already this season and Chelsea’s win took Antonio Conte’s side back to the top of the table after Liverpool’s win against Sunderland earlier in the day.

    After another good performance and a hard-fought […]

  • Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois both ready to sign new Chelsea deals

    Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois both ready to sign new Chelsea deals

    Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois are ready to sign new contracts with Chelsea in what could prove to be a huge boost for the club, reports say.

    The duo were both heavily linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge last summer but Antonio Conte convinced the pair to stay.

    The turnaround under Conte in recent weeks has been notable, with the Blues not conceding a goal in their last six matches.

    And Costa and Courtois are ready to commit their long-term futures to […]

  • Chelsea’s Diego Costa benefiting from Antonio Conte warning

    Chelsea’s Diego Costa benefiting from Antonio Conte warning

    Chelsea star Diego Costa has turned his form around this season after talks with Antonio Conte over his discipline on the pitch.

    The Spain international has been in lethal form recently, scoring five goals and weighing in with two assists in his last seven games for the Blues after a slightly slow start.

    Costa is now top of the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals in twelve games, just two off his total tally for the entire of last season.

    Despite rumours […]

  • RECORD: Diego Costa has been involved in more goals than nine clubs have managed all season

    RECORD: Diego Costa has been involved in more goals than nine clubs have managed all season

    It’s official, Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the goal machine of the Premier League and his scoring and creating abilities are unmatched in the top flight.

    In fact, Costa has been involved in more goals than nine Premier League clubs have managed to score all season.

    The 28-year-old pounced on a loose ball in the box to stroke home Chelsea’s opener against Middlesbrough and the goal took Costa to ten in the league this season.

    PL teams who have scored 13 or less

    Diego […]

  • Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa unplayable while Adama Traore frustrates

    Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa unplayable while Adama Traore frustrates

    Chelsea stormed to their sixth successive victory in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

     

    The Blues are increasingly looking like real title contenders and Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation continues to frustrate opposition teams in the English top flight.

    Diego Costa, the league’s top scorer, found the net in the 41st minute and was the sole scorer on Sunday afternoon.

    The win means Chelsea leapfrog Manchester City and Liverpool to go top of the table and […]

  • Diego Costa is the best striker in the world, says Conte

    Diego Costa is the best striker in the world, says Conte

    The Spain international’s hot-headed displays threatened his future at Chelsea last season but his new boss is reaping the benefits of a player reborn.

    Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte believes Diego Costa has reined in his famously fiery temperament to the benefit of his Premier League high fliers, making him one of the best strikers in world football.

    Conte’s side travel to Middlesbrough on Sunday aiming to chalk up a sixth consecutive top-flight victory and Costa’s resurgence has been key to their […]

  • Costa has learned to control his temper, says Conte

    Costa has learned to control his temper, says Conte

    The Blues boss has worked hard to help his striker to stop the red mist descending since his arrival and believes that he has finally learned to keep a cool head.

    Antonio Conte is impressed with how Diego Costa is handling himself on the pitch after improving his disciplinary record in recent weeks for Chelsea.

    Costa has been on four yellow cards since he picked up a booking against Arsenal in September’s 3-0 defeat, with one more meaning he will have to […]

  • Will Diego Costa be fit for Chelsea’s clash against Middlesbrough?

    Will Diego Costa be fit for Chelsea’s clash against Middlesbrough?

    The Blues top goalscorer is reportedly winning his race to shake off the groin problem which kept him out of Spain’s midweek friendly with England.

    Diego Costa is expected to hand Chelsea a timely selection boost ahead of their return to Premier League action, according to reports in The Sun .

    The Spain international was forced to sit out a midweek friendly date with England after picking up a groin injury.

    He was sent back to Stamford Bridge after aggravating the problem in […]

  • Chelsea plan to offer star striker Diego Costa new contract to ward off Atletico Madrid transfer interest

    Chelsea plan to offer star striker Diego Costa new contract to ward off Atletico Madrid transfer interest

    Chelsea are reportedly planning to offer striker Diego Costa a new contract in the near future.

    Having been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid last summer, the Blues are keen to tie the Spain international to the club for the long-term – according to the Daily Mirror.

    The 28-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring nine goals and assisting three others in 11 Premier League games to help the Londoners to second in the table – and two points […]