Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Diego Costa as the complete striker after his side’s 6-3 English Premier League win over Everton but is concerned opponents will try to get the Spain international sent off. Brazil-born Costa scored twice in a thrilling match at Goodison Park to take his tally to four goals in three games, and maintained Chelsea’s winning start to the season.
Mourinho bought Costa for ￡32m from Atletico Madrid during the close season to add more firepower to a Chelsea side that managed 71 goals last season. That figure was way behind champions Manchester City (102) and runners-up Liverpool (101) in the last campaign, but Mourinho expects more with a lethal finisher in his side.
"It was the complete performance of a striker," Mourinho said. "The perfect performance in every aspect. In the first half he was tackling, he recovers balls, he holds the ball, and his movement was quality. Everything was really good. Diego had three chances and he scored two goals. He is a good finisher and he gives us a lot. In the end we are killers in attack."
Mourinho was, however, disappointed with the manner in which Everton’s players attempted to provoke Costa during the game which earned him a booking.
"I was not happy with the way some Everton players tried to create problems with Diego,Cheap Fifa 15 Coins," added Mourinho. "I don’t think it is in keeping with the Everton team, because they are positive in every aspect, to be chasing cards for a player who was here to play football. At the end of the story, Diego is maybe be the best player in the opening Premier League matches. But he has two yellow cards. That is disappointing."