'Top three in the world' - Hazard lauds Chelsea teammate's ability

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says that Diego Costa is one of the top three strikers in world football.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard believes that his club teammate Diego Costa is one of the three best strikers in the world.

Costa moved to the London club this summer and he has wasted no time impressing at Stamford Bridge, with his goalscoring form exceptional.

It has led to Hazard paying a glowing tribute to him today, after being asked where Costa ranked in world football. 

“He is a very good striker, one of the top three in the world right now," Hazard said to the London Evening Standard. "When he is confident, he scores and right now he is confident and in form.”

Costa has scored eight times in his first six games in Chelsea colours, which represents a truly staggering return from his opening spell in England.

Whilst a number of strikers have struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League, Costa has acclimatised immediately and he looks likely to win the top-scorer's crown at the end of the campaign. 

If he does, Chelsea will be in a very good position to claim the title for the first time since 2010. 

The Spanish international forward was bought from Atletico to provide them with the goals which they lacked last season and has already proven that he can do that.

With Costa in the side, Chelsea look much more of a threat in attacking situations and it means that there is very few weaknesses in their current team. 

Jose Mourinho's men are unbeaten over the course of the campaign so far and they will be determined to extend that run for as long as possible.

The Blues take on Arsenal at home at the weekend, although they do have a Champions League tie against Sporting to worry against first.

The domestic match against their rivals provides them with a further opportunity to prove their status as favourites to win the league and they will be determined to put Arsene Wenger's men to the sword.

Although the Gunners have a lot of attacking talent this season their lack of a defensive midfielder has already hurt them and they could be in for a long afternoon when they come up against a side with Chelsea's offensive force.

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