Earlier in the season it looked like the Spaniard would be on his way from Chelsea, now his showing why he has been regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
Since Hiddink took over at Chelsea Diego Costa has been like a different player. The stats guys at Oulala have him joint top with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino as one of the most inform players in the premier league in 2016. Both players having scored six goals and have four assists since the turn of the year.
Chelsea have scored 24 goals over their last 12 games, with Costa directly contributing to 50 percent of them.
The form of Costa has moved Chelsea away from the relegation zone and set up a push for a spot in the Europa League next season, as the Champions League still looks too far away for the club with just 10 games left to play. Manchester City’s victory in the League Cup final opens up a second Europa League spot in the Premier League, as Chelsea also have campaigns in Europe and the FA Cup that could see them secure European football next term.