Diego Costa scored the second goal in Chelsea’s comfortable 2-0 win at Southampton which moved Chelsea to fourth in the Premier League.
Costa’s goal against Southampton was his 40th Premier League goal and he became the sixth fastest player to score 40 Premier League goals after reaching the milestone in 64 games.
Costa reached the 40-Premier League goal mark faster than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero who needed 71 games to score 40 Premier League goals and ex-Arsenal player Thierry Henry who needed 73 games.
NUMBER OF GAMES TAKEN TO SCORE 40 PREMIER LEAGUE GOALS
Andy Cole – 45 Premier League games
Alan Shearer – 45
Kevin Phillips – 57
Fernando Torres – 60
Ruud van Nistelrooy – 60
Diego Costa – 64
Sergio Aguero – 71
Thierry Henry – 73