Diego Costa has impressed so far with Chelsea and surprisingly it appears that he is already catching up with club legend Didier Drogba, as the Spaniard is about to play his best season of his career.
Chelsea's boss Jose Mourinho can after only one month say that it was a good investment to secure Costa's services for £32million this summer, and it was an unsure singing as the man only performed one stunning season in his career before joining the Blues.
It was last season that the Spaniard surprised many by helping Atletico Madrid to win their first La Liga tittle in almost 20 years, contributing with 35 goals in 46 appearances.
Now at Chelsea, Costa is looking to repeat a same season or even a better one after an impressive first month at Stamford Bridge.
With seven goals in five appearances in all competitions so far Chelsea may have bought a new club legend, as he already started to overshadow the sensational Drogba.
On his first season [2004-2005] the Ivorian successfully helped the Blues to win their first Premier League tittle in 50 years with 10 goals in league and six other in Cup matches, and it was in 41 games.
Costa, however, already managed to score seven Premier League goals including an hat-trick against Swansea last weekend, Drogba had to wait until his third season to score three goals in a single match.
If he [Costa] continues to play on the same foot Chelsea may see themselves lifting up the Premier League trophy again in May, and it would be such an achievement for the Spaniard but also for his club as Chelsea are looking to win better trophies than their measly Europa League one in 2013.
And for Costa to think that he succeeded to lift the famous English Premier League trophy on his first season in the tournament, it would bring so much confidence and abilities in the player.
Comparing the two players [Costa and Drogba] both bing a lot of excitement on the pitch with their attacking and pressing spirit.
The pair provide individually a penalty box presence in every single match and that leave them score a lot of goal goals - there intuition for a good run in channels and add a smart touch to finishing off some great passing movement is unbelievable.
But there's also the fact that they are always on their toes chasing the ball and, like Louis Suarez, they like the taste of controversial confrontations that often end with a dodgy tackle.
To prove it, Costa already received one-third of the yellow cards Drogba picked in his first season at Chelsea, the Spanish star suffered two yellows in five games.
Although the bad feeling it gives, applying a high pressure guide, sometimes, to a foul but it leaves the opponent's defence in such troubles for sure, which is what everyone want really, no!
Costa is also a player who is able to have a go from distance with a powerful strike, when he is not in the area he will look for some spaces on the flanks to create opportunities to score for his team-mates or hit a screamer from 25 yards.
Winning free-kicks is another strength from both players as they have the talent to 'Bend It Like Beckham' - not as good as David though.
Looking overall, Costa and Drogba are two very similar players regarding their style of football but also their character, the two are always asking for services and make the best of them.
And it is relevant to say that Mourinho learned that Costa always needs to be on the pitch this week after not starting him in Chelsea's Champions League opening match Wednesday, thus Chelsea grabbed only one point as they drew 1-1 against FC Schalke.
Costa proved his potential and talents last year with his former club Atletico Madrid, but still have to approve his abilities in England against Premier League's top clubs.
This weekend match against Manchester City will be a huge test for the Spaniard and if he succeed to be Man of the Match again, then, there's big chances he will contribute a lot in Chelsea's success this campaign.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms