Stat: £32m Diego Costa Is More Than 10 Times Superior to Fernando Torres AND Andriy Shevchenko

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Chelsea summer signing Diego Costa has certainly made an instant impact in England following his £32m transfer from Atletico Madrid.

The 25-year-old has played just four Premier League games for the Blues, but he has already netted seven times, including a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Swansea City.

Costa compares very favourably against Chelsea’s other huge-money strikers when it comes to how quickly he has found his feet in the Premier League.

It took £24m man Didier Drogba 18 games to bag his first seven league goals for the Stamford Bridge outfit, while £30m signing Andrei Shevchenko had to wait 41 games before reaching the magic number.

Chelsea’s all-time record signing Fernando Torres, who joined from Liverpool in a £50m move in January 2011, took 43 games to hit seven league goals for Roman Abramovich’s men.


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Chelsea striker stats

Stats courtesy of Sky Sports.

Chelsea’s win over Swansea sent the Blues two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Aston Villa, who won 1-0 at Liverpool hours later, are currently second in the table.

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