Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata was the villain of the piece as Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal on Wednesday night. The current champions had the better chances and should have put the game beyond doubt before Hector Bellerin popped up with an incredible equaliser. The Gunners showed good heart to avoid defeat, but they shouldn't have been given the opportunity to get back into the match. The visitors' striker has scored goals this season and appeared to be a decent addition, but yesterday's …
The Slow Fade to Black of Diego Costa: Football’s Shameless Villain

The Slow Fade to Black of Diego Costa: Football’s Shameless Villain

Diego Costa is a bad man. And he looks the part. He is simply one of the dirtiest, most disgraceful, at times brilliantly skillful, talented footballers who ever slithered into the English Premier League. But he may be making a return to La Liga much sooner than planned. Here are some of the reasons. Costa completed his £32M move from Athletico Madrid to Chelsea in July 2014. He wasted little time starting his EPL tenure by burning up the league …
Diego's Dramatic Decline

Diego's Dramatic Decline

This time last year Chelsea were running away with the league.  They didn't lose their first league match until December sixth and set the tone for an utterly dominant season atop the Premier League.  A lot of this dominance were due to the contributions of their two big Spanish signings in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.  Fabregas was putting chances on a plate and Costa was putting them away with scary efficiency.  12 months on and the Chelsea machine is well and truly …
Sergio Aguero vs Diego Costa | The Race To The Golden Boot

Sergio Aguero vs Diego Costa | The Race To The Golden Boot

As the Premier League has panned out in the last few seasons, of the teams having reasonably good defences*, those having the best striker win the title come the end of the season, more often than not. Last season, it was Manchester City, riding on Sergio Aguero. The season before that, it was Manchester United, for whom Robin Van Persie was firing on all cylinders. The list goes on. Great strikers win you the games that are seemingly headed towards …
Diego Costa | Player Performance Analysis vs Swansea City

Diego Costa | Player Performance Analysis vs Swansea City

Chelsea’s shiny new striker has been in exemplary form so far this season and is fast becoming the new scourge to Premier League defences using his strength, power and deadly instinct to fantastic effect. Diego Costa scored a great hat-trick against Swansea City at the weekend and in doing so became the first Premier League player to score seven goals in his first four league games (if he kept up that record we’d be talking over 65 goals during a …