Pedro: This is Chelsea’s best player right now

Pedro singles out Diego Costa for special praise following his strong displays for Chelsea in recent weeks

Pedro has singled out Diego Costa as Chelsea’s most important player on current form.

The striker never seems to be far away from controversy but his solid performances on the pitch cannot be questioned.

The Spanish forward netted his 15th Premier League goal of the season on Sunday when he scored Chelsea’s opener in their 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

Costa has been in fine form this term and his performances have been one of the driving forces behind Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge.

The Blues find themselves eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into their crunch clashes against Liverpool and Arsenal in the top flight.

And Pedro has singled out Costa for special praise following his sparkling performances in recent weeks.

Pedro is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: “He is a very good striker. I have played with more important people – important players like Ibrahimovic. But Costa is a very good striker too, a very good runner, strong physically and scores more goals for the team. He is perfect for this team.

“I played with a lot of players of high quality but Costa is a very good player. Right now Diego is probably the best for this team.

“He has been training very well, with his team-mates. He is very happy to be here in the club, this is the most important thing.

“His game, this season, is to fight for the title. This ambition Diego shows is good for the team.”

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Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy in the Premier League last season.

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