Cesc Fabregas reacts to Diego Costa’s display for Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has his say on Diego Costa's contribution for Chelsea against Hull City on Sunday...

Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Diego Costa after the striker helped to fire Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Spanish forward had been in the headlines over the last week after he was left out of the squad for the 3-0 win over Leicester.

However, the striker returned to the Chelsea team on Sunday in style and scored the Blues’ opener in their 2-0 victory over the Tigers at Stamford Bridge.

Fabregas then came off the bench to set up Gary Cahill for Chelsea’s second goal of the afternoon.

And the Spanish midfielder was full of praise for Costa after his display for the Blues against Hull on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to Chelsea’s website after the game, Fabregas said: “It was a good goal and he’s always there when we need him.

“We know what Diego brings to the team, nothing needs to be said about that.

“We’re pleased he’s back and we need him if we want to achieve our targets.”

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Chelsea’s win over Hull lifted them eight points clear of second-placed Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.

The Blues finished in 10th place and without a trophy last season.

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