Diego Costa can have same impact as Didier Drogba, says Chelsea legend

Chelsea legend Boudewijn Zenden is backing Diego Costa to emulate Didier Drogba's impact at west London side

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Boudewijn Zenden has backed Diego Costa to have the same impact as Didier Drogba at Chelsea.

The Spain international has seamlessly settled into life in the Premier League, scoring four goals in three top-flight outings.

Costa moved to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in a £32m deal earlier this summer before Drogba sealed a move back to west London.

Drogba helped Chelsea win three Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and four FA Cups.

And former Blues forward Zenden is confident that the 25-year-old striker will provide Chelsea with a genuine goal-scoring threat.

“We all knew Chelsea lacked strike power up front,” Zenden told talkSPORT.

“With Diego Costa coming in, he’s the type of player who can do what Drogba did during his first period at Chelsea.”

Costa scored 27 goals in 35 La Liga appearances to help Atletico win the Spanish top-flight crown.

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