ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Diego Costa's "Hefty" Price Tag - Truly a Bargain

Updated on September 2, 2014
Source

Chelsea could not have wished for a better start to their 2014/15 season as they have now won all 3 matches so far in their campaign and sit comfortably on top of the Barclay's premier league.

Although much of the good fortunes being enjoyed by Chelsea at the moment is a result of excellent team plays resulting from the team's great dynamics following the infusion of top class players in key areas that seriously needed revamping after the woes of the previous season, a lot of the success being enjoyed right now could, however, be attributed to the form of one of their new signings - Diego Costa.

Costa has wasted no time in stamping his mark in the premier league as he has managed to give solid 5-star displays in every single match of Chelsea's season. And to say that he is beginning to look like the type of front man the Blues have been looking for to lead their attack for some time now will be to say the very least.

Just as he did in his 2013/14 campaign with Athletico Madrid where his contributions saw the Madrid outfit win the La Liga and finish runners-up in the UEFA Champions League, Costa's performance so far for Chelsea have been outstanding.


Diego Costa
Diego Costa | Source

With stand out Man-of-the-match performances in 2 out of 3 games, the former Athletico Madrid striker has lived up to the faith put in him by the Chelsea Portuegese gaffer. Jose Mourinho was very specific on who he wanted to lead his attack (following the woes of his forward trio of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba), so much so that he refused to sign a striker in the January transfer window as he was waiting for the Spanish international to become available in the summer.

During an interview following the acquisition of Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho showered praises on the striker, stressing that he is glad to finally have a player that is suited to Chelsea's style of play. He further highlighted that "not just Chelsea should be happy to have him, I think the premier league should too. Sometimes the league loses important players to other leagues, and sometimes we bring new top players to the country."

Before the season kicked off, Diego Costa had given the Chelsea fans a glimpse of what was to come during Chelsea's summer preseason tour. Beside scoring in his very first game for the club, the Spaniard marked his debut on the Blue's turf - Stamford Bridge - with a stunning goal in just a couple of seconds into the match. (A feat he has just replicated in the Chelsea's last game away to Everton). He ended his account on the day with a brace leaving Chelsea supporters with plenty to look forward to.


How many goals will Diego Costa score for Chelsea this Season?

See results

Diego Costa's goal tally of 4 goals in 3 games is indeed remarkable and justifies his transfer fee which many, including the Chelsea boss, considered quite hefty. But with arguably one of the best starts to a new season by a Chelsea striker in recent times, his performances have received applause from many especially his teammates. Chelsea returnee and legend, Didier Drogba, expressed that “Diego Costa has started very well.” “He looks special and is scoring goals and helping the team. He has settled right in and has started much better than I did.”

Costa leading the attack presents a whole new complexion to Chelsea's game. This is not just because of the goals he scores, but because of his overall contribution to the team. His physical attributes makes him a huge threat to defenders going forward, and an addition to the back line during dead ball situations when the team is forced to defend.

Source

Last season, Chelsea were edged out of a top 2 finish by Manchester City and Liverpool - two teams with attackers firing from all cylinders while Chelsea's attackers struggled. Jose Mourinho was quick to dismiss any chance of winning the league last time around but would have nobody convinced should he decide to say the same about the present crop, especially with Diego Costa leading the front line.

£32m for a player currently is still a hefty sum. But with the impact the Spanish front man has had in his first month in the Premier league, I bet we can all agree that that sum was, as Jose Mourinho rightfully described, a bargain.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rahul Kabra profile image

      Rahul Kabra 

      4 years ago from India

      If he can continue scoring and delivering, then he certainly will be the Player Of The Season for Chelsea..

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)