Jose Mourinho’s warning to Chelsea fans about Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that Diego Costa cannot be expected to score goals all the time.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is arguably the best and most in-form player in the Premier League at the moment.

The Spain international has scored seven goals in four Premier League appearances to lead the Blues to the top of the table with a 100% record.

  TeamPosGoalsTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttBig Chance MissedBig Chance ScoredHit WoodworkAppsMins
Diego Costa Chelsea FW 7 14 10 1 7 0 4 332

The 25-year-old striker is a late bloomer and had his best season to date for Atletico Madrid in 2013-14, but given his start to the 2014-15 campaign, many football followers have backed him to be even better this term.

But Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not getting carried away and has warned the club’s fans not to expect the £32 million summer signing to score in all the matches that he features in.

‘We do not expect that after eight matches he has 14 goals’, The Mirror quotes the Portuguese as saying. ‘I think it’s asking too much. I’m not expecting that. If he keeps scoring, then his goals mean points and they will help the team into the top places of the table.

‘Seven goals in four matches has surprised me because it’s something that is not normal. It is not cyclical. You cannot repeat it. Maybe in the next four matches he will score two goals’.

We are still in the very early stages of the season, and Costa could go through a dry spell. It is not unheard of top-class strikers struggling for goals for a certain period of time, and it could happen to the Chelsea star.

What is important for Chelsea at the moment is to create chances for Costa and for their attacking midfield to play well. The addition of Cesc Fabregas to a line-up that already had Oscar and Eden Hazard has been great, and has been key to the London club’s impressive performances and results so far this campaign.

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