How does Diego Costa rank against former Chelsea strikers? Has anyone matched his goalscoring record?
To say Diego Costa has hit the ground running at Chelsea would be the understatement of the century, with the Spanish international netting seven goals in just four Premier League games.
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He has been in fine form since the start of the campaign, feeding off the superb service provided to him by fellow new signing Cesc Fabregas.
But where does he rank amongst other Chelsea strikers in recent years?
Here are a few other Chelsea hitmen along with the number of games it took them to reach the seven goal tally.
Fernando Torres – 43 games
It’s no secret that Fernando Torres had a dreadful start to his Chelsea career, and in all honestly it never really got much better for the Spaniard. So it’s no surprise to see that Torres took more than ten times the number of games to equal Costa’s current record. With just 20 league goals in 110 appearances for Chelsea, Fernando was never going to come anywhere near.