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Diego Costa endured a barren spell in front of goal for seven games in a row (in all competitions), but he bounced back against Southampton on Tuesday to score a brace as Chelsea went on to win 4-2.

Stand-in captain Gary Cahill has admitted that the whole team still have faith in the striker and were delighted with his goals.

“I was delighted for Diego, I thought his fourth goal was absolutely brilliant,” said Cahill, who was also on the scoresheet.

“We have full confidence and belief in him as a squad of players. We know what he can produce, we were just waiting for him to deliver and he delivered. You’re not going to score in every game.

“Eden’s been chipping in with some important goals lately but Diego produced a great performance and I really felt the fourth goal was something special, it was a glimpse of what he’s been like for the majority of the season for us. I’m buzzing he scored and put in a performance like that.”

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