Matt Le Tissier: Chelsea star is player of the season so far

Matt Le Tissier picks Diego Costa as his player of the season so far following his sparkling displays for Chelsea

Matt Le Tissier believes that Diego Costa has been the Premier League’s best player so far this season following his sparkling displays for Chelsea.

The Spain international has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea side under new manager Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Costa has been in fine form in front of goal and has already netted eight goals and made two assists in 10 Premier League games for the Blues so far this term.

The Brazilian-born forward – like many of his team-mates – struggled to produce consistent performances for Chelsea last season as they ended up in 10th place in the Premier League table.

However, the 28-year-old has started the campaign strongly and looks to be rediscovering his best form for Antonio Conte’s men.

And former Southampton star Le Tissier has been very impressed by what he has seen from Costa so far this term.

Le Tissier told Sky Sports: “His form has surprised me and I didn’t actually see him bouncing back to form after last season.

“I thought his days were numbered at Chelsea but eight goals in 10 games is impressive and he looks like he’s keeping himself under control a bit better, evading the referee’s notebook for four successive games!”

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Chelsea are currently one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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