It’s official, Chelsea striker Diego Costa is the goal machine of the Premier League and his scoring and creating abilities are unmatched in the top flight.
In fact, Costa has been involved in more goals than nine Premier League clubs have managed to score all season.
The 28-year-old pounced on a loose ball in the box to stroke home Chelsea’s opener against Middlesbrough and the goal took Costa to ten in the league this season.
PL teams who have scored 13 or less
Diego Costa: 10 goals & 3 assists
Swansea – 11
Sunderland – 12
Hull – 10
West Ham – 13
Middlesbrough – 10
Stoke – 13
West Brom – 12
Burnley – 11
Southampton – 12
Costa is the first attacker to reach double figures and with three assists already to his name, he has been involved in more goals than anyone else this campaign.
More than Philippe Coutinho, more than Alexis Sanchez, Costa is the goal king of the Premier League so far.
Relegation strugglers Swansea and Sunderland are among the nine clubs that have failed to score more than 13 this season, while the entirety of the Hull squad are matching Costa’s personal tally of ten.
The team Costa lined up against on Sunday, Middlesbrough has also failed to get more than ten goals this season before kickoff.