Amidst resurgent form under the wing of Guus Hiddink, Diego Costa is doing more than just bailing Chelsea out of their mid-table struggles, the brutish Spaniard is reminding Blues fans that they already possess the striker they so desperately desire.
The Stamford Bridge side have been linked with a plethora of forwards ever since their debacle began this season. Alexandre Pato is an example of just one striker who looks set to join the Blues this transfer window.
However, when looking at the Spaniard’s current form, Chelsea should in fact resist the temptation to dip their toe in the market for a big-money striker.
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The 27-year-old has been subjected to considerable criticism this season after a stagnant start to the campaign.
Despite this, Costa has begun to flourish since the departure of Jose Mourinho and the goals are beginning to flow once again. Finding the net five times in his last six Premier League appearances, the Spaniard is approaching his best.
The ex-Atletico Madrid man is channeling his infamous temperament into ruthless goal scoring, something he had failed to achieve in previous months.
His finishing in recent games has simply been unerring, with his raw passion being finely demonstrated against West Brom.
In Costa, Chelsea have an unrelenting ball of fight and desire that can help them fashion results and save their season. Even in adversity, the Spaniard is delivering goals and aiding Hiddink’s dream of the top four.
Consequently, Costa should remain Chelsea’s number one striker albeit the links with alternative forwards.
The Spaniard is a proven finisher in the Premier League and his recent goal scoring record is undoubtedly impressive for a side lingering in 13th.
Whilst Chelsea have the financial muscle to explore other avenues, spending such vast amounts of money could prove risky. After all, recent activity has proven lackadaisical as exemplified by the Radamel Falcao and Pedro purchases.
Besides, no matter who Chelsea try and sign, they will never be able to find anyone who matches the intensity and passion of Costa.
That isn’t to say the Blues shouldn’t invest in forwards, but Costa should remain the club’s go-to asset. Falcao certainly needs to be replaced and Loic Remy is failing to contribute his fair share of goals, but Chelsea would be unwise to go out of their way to replace Costa.
Whilst a big money signing may buoy the fans and prove a statement of intent, the Blues would be making a huge mistake if they alienate their proven star striker. With goals in abundance and an unrelenting passion, Chelsea should look no further than Diego Costa to lead their line.
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