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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Costa and Chelsea’s dream start

Three games into the new season and its fair to say both Chelsea and Diego Costa couldn’t have hoped for a better start, after todays 6-3 victory at Goodison Park, Chelsea find themselves at the summit of the Premier League with 9 points while Costa sits at the top of the goal-scoring standings with 4 after a double this evening.

Chelsea have certainly lived up to the label of Premier League favourites, after beating both Burnley and Leicester, todays game at Everton was seen as their first test, a test they passed.

It took all of 36 seconds for Diego Costa to open the scoring, sliding the ball through Howard’s legs after a smart through-ball from fellow summer acquisition Cesc Fabregas, only minutes later their lead was doubled when Ivanovic slotted home from close range. The perfect first half was not to be however when Mirallas nodded home from inside the box to half Chelsea’s lead at half time.

The second-half was something special, a Seamus Coleman own-goal seemed to put the game beyond doubt before a 70th minute goal from Stephen Naismith gave Everton a new lease of life only for Matic to dampen the revival with a cool finish. This was not the end of Everton however, former Chelsea man Eto’o scored an excellent header from a free-kick with his first touch as an Everton player.

With the score at 4-3 Chelsea showed their killer instinct as Ramires prodded home from a tight angle and man of the moment Diego Costa rounded off the scoring after a horror debut moment from Everton’s Besic whose attempted back flip resulted in the games final goal.

Mourinho is sure to be disappointed with conceding three goals but will find it hard to criticise his team who head into the International break with a one hundred percent record and will top the table unless Spurs can win by two or more goals against Liverpool in tomorrow’s game.

Diego Costa was touted by many as a potential flop, following in the footsteps of Fernando Torres, so far this is not looking likely, scoring 4 goals in 3 games is better than anyone would have predicted. The 32 million pound man is looking like the talisman Chelsea wanted and need should they go on to end this season as champions