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Diego Costa is a perfect fit for Chelsea

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After missing out on the Premier League title due to their lack of a clinical striker last season, Chelsea have already taken advantage of the summer transfer window to secure the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

The 25-year-old scored 36 goals in all competitions last season as his side won their first La Liga title since 1996 and came runners up to rivals Real Madrid in the Champions league final.

With Samuel Eto'o departing and Demba Ba set to follow in his footsteps, Chelsea need a new front line and manager Jose Mourinho sees Costa as the man to fire his side to Premier League glory next year.

New signing

Subject to paperwork, the Brazilian born Spanish international's transfer is as good as done.  Despite being so prolific last season, the former Arsenal target had never managed to score more than 10 goals in a season before making him a risky buy for the Blues.

However, over the past year, Costa has become one of the world's most feared strikers, convincing Chelsea to splash £32 million on his signature. With the exception of a certain Didier Drogba, Chelsea have built quite a reputation for big money striker flops in the Premier league era.

Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres were two of the world's best strikers before joining Chelsea but after securing respective £30 million and £50 million moves to Stamford Bridge, the pair both struggled massively with Shevchenko only managing 9 Premier league goals in three years at the club and Torres netting less than 20 in the Premier league in three-and-a-half years, two totals woeful for two of the best strikers of the past ten years.

Costa, though, could well be different.

Cutting edge

Torres and Shevchenko are not natural Chelsea strikers. Both did not fit in to Chelsea's system regardless of their quality whilst Costa is a natural fit for the country's most successful side of the past ten years, due to his strength and hold up play.

He only needs one chance to score, so he could be the Premier league's most clinical striker next year with creative players like Oscar, Willian, Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah and new boy Cesc Fabregas behind him creating chances for him.

Mourinho has recently spoken of his desire to create a team of the next ten years to replace the one of the last decade that he created in his first spell at the club, and the Portuguese tactician may see Costa as his new Drogba.

Perfect match

The verdict is, Costa is a perfect buy for Chelsea. He may take a couple of games to fully adapt to the Premier league but once he bags a couple, he won't stop. He is a world class striker with the talent to succeed in England.

With all the attributes to play as Chelsea's lone striker, Costa may be the last piece of the puzzle in Chelsea's bid to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 2010.

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