MARCOS ALONSO believes Diego Costa will return to form against Manchester United next weekend.
Chelsea’s leading scorer has not netted since the Premier League win at West Ham on March 6.
It is his longest run without a goal since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2014.
But Alonso believes Costa is a ‘big game player’ capable of making his mark when it counts.
“Diego has been massive for Chelsea this season,” Alonso told the Standard.
“He has almost scored 20 [current tally is 18] goals and that is a significant contribution.
“But it’s not just about that, with the way we play, he is very important.
“He had another couple of chances to score against Bournemouth but no doubt next week, he’ll be there again.
“Is he a big game player? Yes. Manchester United is going to be a tough game for us but it doesn’t matter who scores, hopefully we will get the three points.
“We have a week to rest a little bit and then prepare, that’s what we have to be focused on these days.”