Diego Costa has adapted to life at Stamford Bridge like water off a duck’s back following his big-money move from La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid.
The Blues had been tracking the Brazilian-born goalscorer for the best part of last season and earmarked him as the club’s number one summer transfer target.
Following last year’s failure to land major silverware partly due to the team’s inefficiency in-front of goal, Costa arrived in West London with an enormous amount of pressure – a situation which he has evidently thrived in.
After just three Premier League games, the 25-year-old striker leads the scoring charts with an impressive four goals, prompting his boss to label him as the best player in the English top-flight so far.
Aside from Jose Mourinho’s high praise, fellow striker and Stamford Bridge hero Didier Drogba has also weighed in with accolades as he spoke of Costa’s impact.
“Diego Costa has started very well. He looks special. He’s scoring goals and helping the team. He’s settled right in - and he’s started much better than I did!” The Ivorian said, quoted by the Mirror.
Costa, with the help of Belgian shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois acting as his translator, played down his own personal impact and instead focused on the success of the team.
He said: “It’s nice to score goals, but for me, the most important thing is that the team wins. I’m happy that I can score and help the team. I just hope I can continue like this.”