Photo: James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images

Photo: James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill believes the key to Diego Costa’s recent form is due to Costa being more composed than before.

Since receiving his fourth yellow card in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, Costa hasn’t been booked and he has netted six goals in eight Premier League games in that time.

“I’ve seen more composure from him. I know everyone says he’s an angry guy but I’m seeing that composure now,” Cahill said.

“I’m sure if you asked him, the first-half didn’t go ideally. We were starved of the ball and so was he. He was scrapping around and not getting opportunities.

“In the last few years, maybe he gets frustrated at that point. But he kept his cool and got more involved in the second half.

“The players around him were playing well, defending for our lives when we didn’t have the ball and he’ll see that.

“He’s one of the best going. There were two of the best on the pitch today [Saturday]. He’s been fantastic, showed maturity and he’s banging goals in. He’s on fire at the minute and hope that continues.”

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