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Diego Costa Comes Out On Top Against Alvaro Negredo In The Battle Of The Beasts

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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.

conte-with-costaThe 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-goalDIEGO COSTA 2016/17 PREMIER LEAGUE STATS
Appearances: 12
Goals: 10
Chances created: 18
Shot accuracy: 68 per cent
Pass accuracy: 74 per cent
Duels won: 41 per cent

Appearances: 12
Goals: 1
Chances created: 10
Shot accuracy: 47 per cent
Pass accuracy: 64 per cent
Duels won: 45 per cent

negredo-shotThe 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.

alvaro-negredoNegredo never looked like he would end his goal drought after he saw his shot saved by Thibaut Courtois in the 78th minute.

Diego Costa was lively as he combined with Hazard, Victor Moses and Pedro to link up play in the midfield and the attack.

diego-costa-celebrationNegredo 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.

Harshwardhan Sinh Waghela
Harsh is a Psychology graduate from Mumbai’s Jai Hind college, no wonder then he always feels ‘Blue’! Currently he can be found tramping around Delhi with team FootTheBall. Supports Chelsea

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