Conte hails red-hot Chelsea star: ‘He’s one of the best in the world’

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has lavished praise on Diego Costa by insisting the Spaniard is ‘one of the best’ strikers in the world.

Costa’s scored 12 goals in 15 appearances for the Blues this season and bagged the winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

The former Atletico Madrid striker has recaptured his form under Conte and has performed brilliantly as a lone frontman in the Italian’s 3-4-3 formation.

Costa’s currently keeping Michy Batshuayi out of the team and Conte believes the Spanish international deserves to be recognised as one of the best forwards in the world.

As for Diego Costa, he is one of the best strikers in the world,’ said Conte.

‘For us it’s not just important that he’s a goalscorer, but that he works for the team.’

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