PHOTO: Chelsea star Diego Costa poses with Player of the Month award

The Spanish international has been named Barclays' player of the month for August.

This summer Chelsea addressed their problem position. Last season might have ended up with silverware for the club had they had a striker who was banging in the goals. But they lacked that cut-throat ability at the top end of the pitch, which saw them fall short in the race for the title.

This season it looks as though there will be no such problems.

Chelsea snapped up Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid this summer in a £32 million deal. The Brazilian born Spanish international has wasted little time settling into English life - scoring four goals in his first three games for the club, including a brace amidst a superb performance against Everton before the international break.

Now he has been rewarded for his excellent start to life with Chelsea by receiving the Barclays Player of the Month award for August.

He follows in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge, David Beckham and Paul Scholes in winning the first POTM award of the season - and he will hope it is a precursor to an excellent debut campaign with Chelsea.

He certainly appeared happy with the award, with Chelsea sharing this photo of him proudly clutching his prestigious accolade.

He will hope this is the first of many trophies he will hold as a Chelsea player.

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