Diego Costa wins it for Chelsea
Arsenal laid down the gauntlet on Saturday by going top with their 3-1 win over Stoke.
Arsene Wenger’s side were only top on goals scored and despite West Brom’s fine resistance for much of the game at Stamford Bridge, it always felt like the Blues would get at least a point.
For much of the game, West Brom defended superbly, with at times, every man behind the ball for Tony Pulis’ side.
But, with 76 minutes on the clock, a lofted ball into the corner from Cesc Fabregas, saw Costa muscle out Gareth McAuley and then finish brilliantly past Ben Foster.
Diego Costa’s incredible season for Chelsea
Diego Costa has scored with six of his last nine shots on target in the Premier League.
Since the start of 2013-14, Diego Costa has now scored 71 goals in 104 league appearances.
From a Fantasy Premier League perspective, Costa has now bagged points in 13 of the last 15 gameweeks.
The Brazilian-born Spanish striker is the outright top goal scorer in the Premier League and if he continues like this, the title will be heading back to Stamford Bridge.
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) December 11, 2016
Diego Costa. The best bastard since Richard Hillman pic.twitter.com/dZd6jXZ6gP
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 11, 2016
THERE ISN'T A BETTER ST IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW THAN DIEGO COSTA. FULL STOP.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) December 11, 2016
i bet no defender in the premier league likes playing against Diego Costa
— saint_caroll (@saint_caroll) December 11, 2016
Diego Costa looks 50, but plays like he's 25
— United Flair (@VallyFlair) December 11, 2016
Diego Costa the kinda guy to do anything for you if he knows you got his back..
— Naveen (@Naveenisblue) December 11, 2016
I dont like him, but I have to say Diego Costa is a class striker. Is he Aguero standard though? When he wants to be he is #CHEWBA
— Richard Dickinson (@RochardDockinso) December 11, 2016
Costa has done nothing all game. Then produces the moment of the match with a sublime solo golazo
And still no yellow card
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 11, 2016
Diego Costa have my baby
— Charles Alessi MD (@Charlie_Alessi9) December 11, 2016
>Diego Costa is becoming a Chelsea cult….
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) December 11, 2016
Man of the match without a doubt @diegocosta
— Adam Lester (@lester1006_) December 11, 2016