Photo: John Terry sends message to Diego Costa after Chelsea beat Middlesbrough

Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game to hoist Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table

A photo posted by John Terry (@johnterry.26) on

John Terry has taken to social media to praise his Chelsea team-mates after watching them secure a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute at the Riverside Stadium as he sent Antonio Conte’s men on their way towards victory.

The three points lifted Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table, one point clear of both Liverpool and Manchester City after 12 games of the new campaign.

And Chelsea captain Terry could not hide his delight at seeing the Blues pick up the three points to continue their impressive run of form.

Terry shared the photo above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “Another win and clean sheet today from the boys @chelseafc. Well done @diego.costa with another goal ⚽️ Different class everyone 👊🏻”

Chelsea are looking to bounce back from their disastrous campaign last season as they finished 10th in the Premier League table and with their title defence in tatters.

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The Blues take on Tottenham in the Premier League next weekend as they look to continue their fine form.

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