Ex-Chelsea forward: Costa to be the difference in title chase

Diego Costa continued his astonishing goalscoring form with another effort against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Diego Costa has already accumulated an impressive eight Premier League strikes in six Premier League games, leaving one ex-Stamford Bridge man purring about the Brazilian-born Spaniard's goalscoring skills.

Chris Sutton moved to the Blues as a £10 million big money buy in 1999, only to suffer a Fernando Torres-like spell in West London, and moving on to Celtic after just one season with a less than impressive 1 goal in 28 league games.

Nevertheless, Sutton enjoyed some impressive goalscoring spells during his career, and knows a thing or two about prolific attackers having played alongside Alan Shearer during Blackburn's Premier League winning season.

"He can sniff goals out and he is a smasher," the former Chelsea striker said of Blues' new forward.

"He certainly knows where the back of the net is. You get the feeling that, even if he doesn’t have a great game, he has always got a goal in him.

"He is a finisher and he is such a good addition to Chelsea. I think he will be the difference for them winning the title or not.”

Jose Mourinho had told reporters after the win over Aston Villa that his star forward is barely fit, only able to play one game a week and scarcely training during the week.

It hasn't stopped the former Atletico man from making a stunning start to his career in the Premier League, and it begs the questions, if he is only half fit now, what kind of damage can he do when on top of his game?

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