Diego Costa Comes Out On Top Against Alvaro Negredo In The Battle Of The Beasts
Diego Costa fired Chelsea to the top of the table with his 10th goal of the season. The Spanish forward now stands two goals clear in the top scorers list.
The match at the Riverside stadium hosted a battle of two beasts in Costa and Alvaro Negredo. Chelsea ace showed that he is the real deal among the two deadly forwards.
Diego Costa only scored 12 goals last term when compared to his tally of 20 during his debut season with Chelsea.
Costa has been involved in 13 goals this season which is more than any other player in the English top flight.
DIEGO COSTA 2016/17 PREMIER LEAGUE STATS
Chances created: 18
Shot accuracy: 68 per cent
Pass accuracy: 74 per cent
Duels won: 41 per cent
ALVARO NEGREDO 2016/17 PREMIER LEAGUE STATS
Chances created: 10
Shot accuracy: 47 per cent
Pass accuracy: 64 per cent
Duels won: 45 per cent
The 28 year old was the quickest to react following a Eden Hazard corner which he volleyed from 6 yard range to give Chelsea the lead in the 41st minute.
Alvaro Negredo on the other hand has not scored since the opening day of the season whereas Diego is in full form as he powers the Blues match by match.
Negredo never looked like he would end his goal drought after he saw his shot saved by Thibaut Courtois in the 78th minute.
Negredo has looked isolated as a lone front man, but he also has to help himself. That starts with running around, just like Costa.
Antonio Conte’s arrival has rejuvenated Costa’s form who has controlled his temper by banging top goals for his side.
He is one fantastic beast you will surely find in West London.