Chelsea's £32m man Diego Costa dominates the Premier League stats in this area

Diego Costa

Chelsea's Diego Costa is already proving to be the most accurate finisher in the Premier League.

Chelsea's Diego Costa has taken no time to adapt to the Premier League and he has already become the deadliest marksman in England.

The £32 million signing has scored eight goals in his first six games in England's top flight and he has built his success on the accuracy of his shooting.

Of all the attempts that he has taken, 71% of them have been on target which is comfortably better than any other player who has more than 10 shots this season.

  PositionTeamOn Target Shooting AccuracyTotal Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Diego Costa FW Chelsea 71.4% 21 6 499
Nacer Chadli MF Tottenham 54.5% 11 5 370
Wilfried Bony FW Swansea 53.8% 13 6 287
Sergio Agüero FW Man City 52.6% 19 6 348

It is a staggering show of his quality in front of goal and further evidence of why Jose Mourinho called him the final piece of Chelsea's jigsaw when he successfully signed him from Atletico Madrid this summer.

The Spanish international has guided Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table, by adding a cutting edge to their attack.

Last season the lack of a potent outlet up front stopped the side winning the league, but this campaign there can be no such excuses and Costa is looking a good bet to finish as the top scorer in the division.

Although he has profited from some excellent service from his creative teammates, the reliability of finishing tells its own story. 

To have such a high percentage of shots testing the opposition 'keeper is an excellent achievement and something which highlights his brilliant finishing ability.

This will next be on show when the Blues take on Arsenal this weekend and Mourinho's side will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table in the game.

Costa has helped Chelsea to remain unbeaten through the opening of the season and they will be aiming to maintain this record on Sunday against their London rivals. 

Also on the finishers list were Tottenham's Nacer Chadli, Swansea's Wilfried Bony and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, but nobody could get close to the regularity that Costa hits the target.

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