Thierry Henry lavishes praise on Chelsea star: They must keep him fit

Thierry Henry is full of praise for Diego Costa and the impact he has had for Chelsea this season

Thierry Henry has heaped praise on Diego Costa for his upturn in form at Chelsea this season.

The Spanish striker has been in superb form for the Blues this season and has already netted 12 goals for the west London club so far this season.

Costa scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea sealed a 1-0 win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon to help the Blues keep their place at the top of the Premier League table.

The Spaniard, like many of his Chelsea team-mates, struggled to find consistent form last season as the Blues slumped to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League.

However, Henry feels that Costa could be the man to fire Chelsea to the Premier League title this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning, Henry said: “Anything can happen when you have a guy like Costa up front. At the moment, he is the best striker in the league.

“He had no right to score the goal he did against West Brom, it was him being him. He is in your face, always running – a pain. Next thing you know, you win two crucial games 1-0 [also Middlesbrough]. That can be the difference.

“You can kick the ball in any direction, and Costa will try to make something from it. They need to keep him fit.

“He is fitter now, there are no injury worries. Not playing in the Champions League, with the hamstring problems that he has had in the past, has been a plus.

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“He is fresh, and when you are fresh you can think more clearly, you are calmer. When you are struggling fitness wise, it is harder to control yourself. You have more on your mind.”

Chelsea are currently preparing for their trip to Sunderland in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

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