Diego Costa nets a brace in Chelsea win over Real Sociedad

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Chelsea's pre-season campaign ended with a win on Tuesday night as they beat Real Sociedad 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

New signing Diego Costa netted both goals, with the first coming under a minute after kick-off. 

Chelsea fans will be hoping he continues his stellar pre-season form into the Premier League season, which begins against Burnley at Turf Moor next Monday.

Costa consistency

A consistent striker is what Chelsea were missing last season. Both Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres had a few good games, but neither could muster a consistent goalscoring record. 

The Blues were dominant against Real Sociedad and always looked like they were going to win.

This game was Thibaut Courtois' last chance to show manager Jose Mourinho why he should be Chelsea's number one in the Premier League.

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Strong defence

However, Chelsea's back four defended superbly, leaving Courtois with few saves to make. The North London side kept a clean sheet, but most of that was down to fantastic defending.

Oscar had a few chances late on, and one of his shots looked a certain goal. However, he was denied by a fantastic save by goalkeeper Eñaut Zubikarai.

Chelsea are narrow favourites to clinch the Premier League title for the third time under Mourinho. However, they will face tough challenges from both Manchester clubs, as well as Arsenal and Liverpool.

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