HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sergio Aguero v Diego Costa: Who was better on Sunday?

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We analyse the performances of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa in Manchester City's draw against Chelsea at the weekend.

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Two of the Premier League's most feared front-men clashed on Sunday when Chelsea took on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. 

City and Chelsea are the two favourites to take the title this season and their prized possessions were directly comparable on Sunday. 

Neither City's Sergio Aguero nor Chelsea's Diego Costa managed to hit the back of the net, but it was the Argentine who looked the more threatening of the pair.

  PositionShotsShots on TargetAccurate PassTouchesDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Sergio Agüero FW 4 2 21 42 2 1 90
Diego Costa FW 2 1 17 49 9 1 86

The Citizens' front-man had fewer touches, but he did more with the ball than his Chelsea counterpart - completing more passes, shots and protecting the ball better.

Costa may have started this season in fine form, but he wasn't as effective as Aguero, who has established himself as a Premier League star over the past few seasons. 

Costa, a £32 million summer signing from Atletico Madrid, had scored seven goals in his first four games for the Blues, but was he expertly marshalled by Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala on Sunday. They dispossessed him a number of times in what was a frustrating afternoon for the Spain international striker.

The 25-year-old regularly cut an isolated figure, as Chelsea looked to play a counter-attacking game against their dangerous opponents.

It led to him having his quietest game since arriving at Stamford Bridge, and he will be keen on getting back to his scoring ways when Chelsea return to action next weekend - where they will be looking to extend their unbeaten run against Aston Villa. 

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