A rejuvenated Costa looks like the real deal again, and Chelsea must tie him down.
At times last year, Costa looked like he had been enjoying a few too many at the Transfer Tavern. An enlarged shadow of his former self, he went from a bullying assassin to a bloated and frustrated substitute.
As a team, the Blues struggled, impotent in attack and frail in defence. They finished 10th, scraping into the top half and sparing their blushes further.
Although Chelsea got off to a sluggish start this term, they have been in incredible form since their two consecutive losses earlier in the season.
Costa is the personification of the radical change in Chelsea’s fortunes. He has been back to his brilliant best, terrorising defences and helping the team with his goals and assists.
While he has been the subject of wind-up tactics from opposition players in the past, Costa has largely stayed out of trouble this season and let his football do the talking — a worrying sign for the rest of the league.
So do you agree that Chelsea should offer Costa a new deal? Here is three reasons why they must…
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