How the Swansea goal made Chelsea’s Diego Costa the ultimate striker in the history of the Premier League

When Diego Costa completed his transfer to Chelsea in July 2014 amidst great fanfare, then Blues manager Jose Mourinho called it a “killer” addition to his line up.

Three years down the line, Costa’s reputation has preceded him on many fronts, and there are no two opinions on the fact the striker’s price tag of £32 million has been a bargain for Chelsea.

There had been widespread speculations regarding the 28 year-old’s massive £90 million move to China, and while the offer was turned down by Chelsea, the player’s amazing statics only justify such big money interests shown in him.

After his recent goal in the 3-1 thrashing of Swansea City, Costa has scored in 42 out of total 78 matches played for Chelsea, a goal scoring ratio which amounts to 53.8% and hasn’t been matched by any other player in Premier League history.

In a list comprising of legends like Van Nistelrooy, Henry, Shearer and Klinsmann, check out how Diego Costa bags the top spot below –

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