Featured Striker Of the Week : Diego Costa

His goal tally has overtaken the total amount of appearances he played for his new club. It’s not a tough guess to make, the sizzling Spaniard Diego Costa, continues to find the back of the net.  He is rapidly proving he is the one of the finest purchase of the summer transfer window, having manager Jose Mourinho in all smiles. Last weekend’s match against Aston Villa, he scored a classic penalty box striker goal, a strong header from a cross from fellow countryman César Azpilicueta. In addition, he could have clinched another goal later on, only the header moving a fraction wide from the goalpost.

What makes the former Atletico Madrid star so exceptional? Physically towering more than 6 feet tall, he holds an impressive combination of height, strength as well as speed. Chelsea wasted no time in securing his signature knowing his excellence, beating host of clubs chasing his service. The Premier League player of the Month for August, has bagged in couple of trophies before joining the Blues. He was ultimately Atletico Madrid’s star man for a brace of seasons. He helped Diego Simeone’s side securing the La Liga title last season and Copa del Ray trophy the year before. The Spain international found the back of the net 43 times in 94 appearances, which made Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich being standby to splash the cash once the window opened.

The 25 year old striker didn’t found success coming easily however. During his times at Braga, Costa’s first club, he was primarily spending time in the reserves team and in no way got a chance to step ahead. Then, he had unsuccessful loan spells numerous times at Penafiel, Celta and Albacete. The starting point of his career emerged when he joined Real Valladolid where he scored eight goals out of 34 games before catching the eyes of Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard however didn’t have an impressive World Cup 2014 as Spain crashed out shockingly in the group stages.

An additional reason why the Diego Costa has been firing in goals constantly this season is because Cesc Fabregas, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona with nearly the same transfer fees. The Blues clearly never miss former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in terms of game play, having Fabregas assisting the front players generously.

The 32 million pounds forward is supremely the Chelsea fans utmost hope to bring the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge this season looking at his current form. On the other hand, he does have some dilemma with his hamstring. Manager Jose Mourinho has admitted pushing the Chelsea forward too much could result in severe negative impact. Previous season, Chelsea fell short being 2nd runner up to Liverpool and champions Manchester City. The greatest trouble previously was strikers not delivering up front, where they highly had to rely on midfielders. This time on, Diego Costa will fight at the peak of the top scorer chart, while Chelsea being crest of the table.

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