Diego Costa has been in wonderful form this season, scoring 15 times in the EPL alone. He was the leading scorer in the competition before he was leapfrogged by Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. The latter has 17; two better than Costa. Costa’s journey to the summit of the scorers’ chart this season is stunning; he’d scored an average of 1.5 goals per 2 games this season, helping Chelsea to the summit of the league, but his form has come into question lately, after he failed to score in more than 3 games in a row. It was a particularly serious case for Chelsea fans who feared for our season if Costa lost form. Recall I mentioned earlier that he’s been instrumental to our success this season. His goals have saved and won us all 3 points on more occasions than you can count. So you can understand the concern about his sudden poorness in front of goal. It wasn’t just that the goals weren’t coming, his positioning and finishing got poor too. I remember the penalty miss vs Liverpool; it probably affected his confidence too because he was very poor in subsequent games leading up to the FA cup tie against Wolves.
Against Wolves though, Costa’s fortunes in front of goal finally took a positive turn as he was able to get on the score sheet. The goal did come late and perhaps after quite an otherwise average performance from the Spain international, but he did get one and that’s very important for both him and the club. It would have called for more concern for his form if he hadn’t gotten a goal on Saturday, but thankfully, he did, and I hope he gets more confidence boost from that performance, and goes on another scoring rampage like he did in the earlier stages of the season.