What do Diego Costa and Tottenham Hotspur have in common?

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Chelsea striker and Tottenham Hotspur level on goals, and he has netted more than Sunderland, Newcastle and twice as many as Aston Villa and QPR.

Prolific Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored once again at the weekend, lifting his goal tally to nine in seven games.

Impressively, he has netted more goals 'on his own' than seven Premier League sides, and as many as Tottenham Hotspur.

  Goals
Diego Costa 9
Tottenham Hotspur 9
Sunderland 8
West Bromwich Albion 8
Newcastle United 7
Stoke City 6
Aston Villa 4
Queens Park Rangers 4
Burnley 3

The Spaniard, who Jose Mourinho claims is still not 100 per cent fit, is looking worth every penny of the £32 million fee Chelsea paid for his signature.

It also highlights, for the teams level or below him, the need to sign a striker who has the ability to find the net regularly.

This is particularly the case for Tottenham, who more than any other side in the list, carry ambitions to reach the top four.

They thought they had found their own Costa a year ago when they signed Roberto Soldado for £26 million, and Costa's start to the season and instant adaptation highlights what a poor addition he has been.

In 30 Premier League games, he has been outscored by Diego Costa in seven.

  TeamGoalsAppearances
Roberto Soldado Tottenham 6 30

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