Barcelona star: Chelsea striker target can be the difference maker

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Brazilian fullback Dani Alves says Chelsea target Diego Costa is a great player.

Jose Mourinho has been pulling his hair out as the season has gone on as a result of his misfiring strikers.

In a number of matches this season, including last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace, the number of chances spurned by his frontmen have ultimately cost the team a valuable three points.

Current Chelsea strikers Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have contributed to just 15 Premier League goals all season, forcing Mourinho to consider his options this summer.

One man repeatedly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. The Brazilian-born Spanish international striker is lethal in front of goal - notching 33 goals in all competitions so far this campaign.

Ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Champions league quarter-final clash with Barcelona, Brazilian right-back Dani Alves told Sambafoot that if he could sign one player from the opposition, then it would be the freescoring Chelsea target:

“If I could choose any of them, then Diego Costa because of his goals and his work.”

The 30-year-old former Sevilla star then warned his side that despite Diego Costa being a difference maker, Atletico Madrid have other areas which can change the game.

“The game goes beyond him though. He’s a great player and will make a difference, but Atletico are more than him.”

As a result of Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League title is no longer in Chelsea’s hands.

Losses away to Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa is where Mourinho’s misfiring strikers let him down, and he will be anxious to bring in a player of Diego Costa’s ability in the summer so that they don’t repeat the same mistakes next season.

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