Jose Mourinho: Chelsea’s Diego Costa is league’s best player

Chelsea boss José Mourinho says Diego Costa is probably the Premier League's best player so far this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho described Diego Costa as the Premier League’s top player of the season so far after Chelsea’s win at Everton on Saturday.

The Brazilian scored twice to take his tally to four goals in three top-flight games in his debut campaign in England as the Blues sealed a 6-3 win at Goodison Park.

Diego is maybe the best player in the league in these first three matches

Diego Costa

And Mourinho was gushing with praise for the Spain international, who joined from Atletico Madrid this summer, after watching his side return to the top of the Premier League.

“He produced a fantastic performance in every aspect,” said Mourinho. “I remember in the first half he was tackling [Seamus] Coleman on the edge of our box. He recovered balls, he held the ball up, and he was aggressive.

“He came face to face with Howard three times and he scored two goals. Howard made a good save in the beginning of the second half. His movement, his quality – everything was really good.”

The Chelsea boss continued: “The end of the story is that Diego is maybe the best player in the league in these first three matches.

“He is the top scorer, and he has two yellow cards: one against Burnley where he didn’t simulate, and today when everybody was chasing him to get him in trouble.”


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