Pundit: This Chelsea star is the best in the Premier League (not Eden Hazard)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Diego Costa is the best striker in the Premier League on current form

Diego Costa is the best striker in the Premier League, according to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The Spanish forward has been in fine form for the west London side this season and has already netted 15 goals and made five assists in 23 Premier League games this term.

Costa’s brilliant form has helped Chelsea to build an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table as they bid to win the title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian-born forward has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top marksmen since arriving at Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014.

And former Chelsea man Hasselbaink feels that Costa is clearly the best striker in the Premier League on current form.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday morning, Hasselbaink said: “A dip in form? No, I don’t agree. As a striker you get those little spells where you don’t score.

“You have to look at his attributes and the amount of work that he does. Look at how much he creates.

“For me, pound for pound he’s the best striker in the Premier League.”

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