EPL TOP GOAL SCORERS: DIEGO COSTA

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates with his mates after scoring his 17th goal of the season in Chelsea's win at West Ham.

EPL TOP GOAL SCORERS: DIEGO COSTA

Premier League Top Goal Scorers: Diego Costa 

Of note is that two of the top goal scorers in the Premier League - Diego Costa and Eden Hazard - both play for league leaders Chelsea. This season Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; Romelu Lukaku, Everton; Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal; Diego Costa, Chelsea; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; Dele Ali, Tottenham Hotspur; Kun Aguero, Manchester City; Sadio Mane, Liverpool; and Eden Hazard, Chelsea are the top 10 goal scorers to date in the England Premier League. Chelsea’s top goal scorers this season to date are Diego Costa with 17 goals and Eden Hazard with 11 goals. Chelsea is still in first place on the 2016-17 England Premier League Table. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Arsenal is in fourth, Liverpool is in fifth, Manchester United in in sixth, and Everton is in seventh.

Premier League: West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea

West Ham goal: Manuel Lanzini 90 +1:51

Chelsea goals: Eden Hazard 25, Diego Costa 50

Chelsea defeated West Ham and moved ahead 10 points clear at the top of EPL Table due to goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. The win ensures Conte’s side have a ten-point lead going into the final 12 EPL matches of the 2016-17 campaign. Only a fall of epic proportions will see the title go to another club in May.

Hazard opened the match scoring for the Blues at 25’. Chelsea doubled their lead after the break when Diego Costa converted Cesc Fabregas’ corner, ambitious for all three points. Manuel Lanzini scored a consolation goal for West Ham United in injury-time.


After the victory, the Blue’s top goal-scorer Diego Costa has warned his Chelsea teammates against falling into complacency as they look to wrap up the Premier League silverware. By beating London rivals West Ham 2-1 the Blues restored their 10-point advantage over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. With eleven league games remaining, Antonio Conte’s side are the favorites to win the title, however Costa insists nothing is guaranteed at the point.


“We can’t go onto the pitch with the mind-set of thinking we’re champions already - that we have the title wrapped up,” said Costa. ”There’s still a long way to go. We do have a good advantage but we have to keep doing what we’re doing. We just have to try and keep winning and take it one step at a time.”

 

Chelsea’s prolific striker Diego Costa said that his training-round row with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte earlier in the season was "nothing," saying he is fully focused on winning the Premier League. Reportedly Costa had been dropped from the squad to play Leicester City in January after a heated argument with Conte over a back injury. The incident happened days after a lucrative approach from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian but Costa was back to the starting lineup, scoring on his return against Hull City the following weekend. Tianjin later confirmed that Chelsea's unwillingness to consider offers had killed any potential deal.

 

"It was nothing," Costa said about the row after he had scored in Chelsea's 2-1 win at West Ham on Monday. People here [in England] make up a lot of stuff. Things happen, but I'm showing now that there's nothing to it. I'm playing and scoring goals, and that's the important thing. Everyone knows that anything I say has bigger repercussions than what it was. The manager is someone who works us really hard in training. He's got his personality just like I've got mine and others have theirs, but the important thing is to show your personality in a way that benefits the team. This is what's happening. Everyone is on the same page and that's the way we have to go."

 

Costa said the win at West Ham revealed the difference in playing West Ham since their move to the London Stadium from Upton Park at the start of this season.

 

"They were always a difficult team to play in their old ground,” said Costa. “It was always a tough game. When they come to a bigger pitch, with the crowd further from the players, maybe they don't feel the same heat from the crowd. For us or other teams that come here it's almost like coming to a neutral ground, because no one's used to be playing here. It's more equal."

 

Chelsea has a massive10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with 11 matches remaining, but Costa warned about being over-confident.

 

"There's still a long way to go. We do have a good advantage but we have to keep doing what we're doing. We just have to try and keep winning and take it one step at a time," said Costa.

 

Chelsea superstar Brazilian midfielder David Luiz put in a solid display and was a key player in the Blues 2-1 win over London rivals West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday evening. According to former Chelsea player Frank Lampard, Luiz is the best center-half currently competing in the England Premier League. The defender spent three years at Stamford Bridge between 2011 - 2014 before joining Paris Saint-Germain for £50million. Chelsea brought him back to west London for £34m last summer. Since then the 29-year-old has been a mainstay in Antonio Conte’s Blues’ side this term, helping Chelsea in their ambitious title race. 

“He’s matured, he was a very good player before he left for PSG,” said Lampard. “His defensive work has been brilliant, he’s certainly improved and grown up as a man. He’s probably the best centre-half in the league right now.”

 

With the league title looking pretty much wrapped up by Chelsea this season, attention is already on the nominees for the PFA Player of the Year award. Chelsea’s stunning defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante is strongly in the running after playing in all but one of the side’s clashes this term giving Conte’s side just what they needed to win. Perhaps Kante deserves the Player of the Year award alongside his second Premier League medal. Kante was overlooked in favor of Riyad Mahrez for the award last season and ended up in third behind Jamie Vardy after the Foxes’ historic fairy-tale campaign. This season team-mates Hazard and Diego Costa are also top favortes along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Next Chelsea visits Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup on March 13. Buy FA Cup Manchester United v Chelsea tickets at great prices from LiveFootballTickets.com! Chelsea face arch-rivals Manchester United in the quarter-final of the FA Cup next Monday as Jose Mourinho's side stand in the way off Chelsea winning a double, before travelling to Stoke City's Britiannia Stadium the following weekend.

Squads

West Ham 

Randolph; Kouyate, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble; Feghouli, Lanzini, Snodgrass; Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Collins, Masuaku, Byram, Fernandes, Ayew, Calleri.

Chelsea 

Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.

Referee: Andre Marriner 

DIEGO COSTA

Full Name: Diego da Silva Costa
Club: Chelsea, Spain 
Born: October 7, 1988 
Place of Birth: Lagardo, Sergipe, Brazil 
Nationality: Brazil, Spain 
Height: 6’2” 
Weight; 179 
Position (s): Forward 
Foot: 
Manager: Antonio Conte 
Stadium: Stamford Bridge  
Owner:  
Location: London  
Nicknames: The Blues  
Leagues & Cups: England Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup 
Trophies:
Honors:

Recent Results

March 6 English Premier League West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea at Olympic Stadium London - London, United Kingdom

2017 CHELSEA TICKETS

Watch Diego Costa and Eden Hazard in live action for Chelsea in the England Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League. Buy Chelsea tickets now securely online from the LiveFootballTickets.com world-famous football tickets marketplace!

March 13 FA Cup Chelsea v Manchester United Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, UK

March18 English Premier League Stoke City v Chelsea Tickets Britannia Stadium - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

April 1 English Premier League Chelsea v Crystal Palace Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

April 5 English Premier League Chelsea v Manchester City Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

April 8 English Premier League Bournemouth v Chelsea Tickets Dean Court Stadium - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

April 16 English Premier League Manchester United v Chelsea Tickets Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom

April 23 English Premier League Chelsea v Southampton Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

April 30 English Premier League Everton v Chelsea Tickets Goodison Park - Liverpool, United Kingdom

May 6 English Premier League Chelsea v Middlesbrough Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

May 13 English Premier League West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Tickets Hawthorns - West Bromwich, United Kingdom

May 21 English Premier League Chelsea v Sunderland Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

(To be rescheduled) English Premier League Chelsea v Watford Tickets Stamford Bridge - London, United Kingdom

Watch popular superstar footballers in live action this season as they battle for silverware and glory for their titan clubs, league, and nations! Buy England Premier League ticketsSpanish La Liga ticketsGerman Bundesliga tickets, Italian Serie A tickets, and Champions League tickets online securely from LiveFootballTickets.com!

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), David Luiz (Chelsea), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Pepe (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).

Bayern Munich and PSG Eager to Sign David Luiz

David Luiz Brazil

David Luiz, Brazil and FC Chelsea

Bayern Munich and PSG Eager to Sign David Luiz

Brazil's David Luiz celebrated Brazil's victory in the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Reportedly Luiz will make his exit from Stamford Bridge this summer.

Great FC Chelsea tickets and Bayern Munich tickets are for sale now online.

Rumor has it that Jose Mourinho may be willing to sell Luiz.

Luiz helped his side to win the Confederations Cup tournament in his native Brazil. And the Blues fan favourite enjoyed a fairly good season with the London Blues.

Luiz cost Chelsea a fee of around £22m in January 2011.

Since joining Chelsea, Luis has made 109 appearances and scored 12 goals - whille helping Chelea to win Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League silverware.

Chelsea: Schedule - Tickets

Fernando Torres Arrives in London to Play for Chelsea

CHELSEA FEBRUARY 2011 UPDATE & SCHEDULE

 

Chelsea currently sits in fourth place in the England Premier League behind Manchester, Arsenal, and Manchester City, and ahead of Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool. Man Utd leads the point table and have a 10 point lead over Chelsea United most recently defeated Sunderland 2-4 in a Premiership match. Their next Premier League match is against Liverpool on February 6th.

 

In the last hours of the winter transfer window, Chelsea was successful in their move to add Fernando Torres and David Luiz to their squad. Torres will play his debut match for Chelsea against Liverpool on February 6th - hoping to score at least one goal against his former club.

“I felt from last summer that I need to do a step forward in my career and for my ambition as a footballer. I am joining a team that is at the top level, there is not another level after Chelsea,” said 26-year-old Spanish international Torres of the transfer. The fee is reportedly an British record at over £50m for a five and a half year deal with the Chelsea.

Forward Torres will wear Chelsea #9 following in the footsteps of former Chelsea forwards Kerry Dixon, Roy Bentley, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Peter Osgood. The Spanish World and European champion also wore the shirt at Liverpool, in the World Cup in South Africa and at his previous club Atletico Madrid. Torres, born March 20, 1984, is a professional football player who also competes for Spain in World Cup soccer. Fernando Torres is a forward and is 6'1" and weighs 172 pounds.

In the January transfer window, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich made a lavish £76.5m outlay on Fernando Torres and David Luiz in an attempt to move up the Premier League ladder, despite the Russian owner claiming to support UEFA's policy of financial fair play.

 

Since 1994–95, only three clubs have won the Premier League title – Manchester United (nine of the club's eleven titles), Arsenal and Chelsea (three times each). Manchester United have not finished outside the top three since the formation of the Premier League. From the 1996–97 season onwards, the "Big Four" (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United) have dominated the top four spots, and thus places in the UEFA Champions League. This year the “Big Four” teams at the top are challenged by heavily funded Manchester City and the Spurs.

 

Chelsea are in Champions League Group F with 15 points to date.

 

FA Cup holders Chelsea defeated Everton in a FA Cup fourth round replay, and will next play Reading.

  • League: English Premier League
  • Founded: 14 March 1905
  • Nicknames: The Blues
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Chairman: Bruce Buck
  • Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

 CHELSEA TOP GOAL SCORERS

 

Chelsea’s top goal scorers are Drogba, Malouda, Kalou, Anelka, Essien, Ivanovic, Lampard, Alex, Benayoun, Ramires, Terry and new transfers Fernando Torres and David Luiz.

 

CHELSEA SQUAD

 

Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Michael Essien, Ramires. Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Yossi Benayoun, Didier Drogba, Mikel, Florent Malouda, Jose Bosingwa, Yury Zhirkov, Paulo Ferreira, Salomon Kalou, Ross Turnbull, Daniel Sturridge, John Terry, Alex, Patrick van Aanholt, Nicolas Anelka, Henrique Hilario, Jeffrey Bruma, Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini and Josh McEachran.

 

CHELSEA JANUARY RESULTS

 

English Premier League - 1 Feb 11 - 11:45 PST, Stadium of Light (37,855)

Sunderland 2-4 Chelsea

 

FA Cup - 29 Jan 11 - 04:30 PST, Goodison Park (28,376)

Everton 1-1 Chelsea

 

English Premier League - 24 Jan 11 - 12:00 PST, Reebok Stadium (22,837)

Bolton 0-4 Chelsea

 

English Premier League - 15 Jan 11 - 07:00 PST, Stamford Bridge (40,846)

Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn

 

FA Cup - 9 Jan 11 - 07:00 PST, Stamford Bridge (41,654)

Chelsea 7-0 Ipswich

 

English Premier League - 5 Jan 11 - 11:45 PST, Molineux Stadium (26,432)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Chelsea

 

English Premier League - 2 Jan 11 - 05:30 PST, Stamford Bridge (41,222)

Chelsea 3-3 Aston Villa

 

CHELSEA UPCOMING FEBRUARY MATCHES 2011

English Premiership: Chelsea v Birmingham City Tickets

To be confirmed

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Liverpool Tickets

6 Feb 2011 16:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Fulham v Chelsea Tickets

14 Feb 2011 20:00

Craven Cottage
London, United Kingdom

 

Champions League: Copenhagen v Chelsea Tickets

22 Feb 2011 20:45

Parken Stadium
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Manchester United Tickets

1 Mar 2011 19:45

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Blackpool v Chelsea Tickets

7 Mar 2011 20:00

Bloomsfield Road
Blackpool, United Kingdom

 

Champions League: Chelsea v Copenhagen Tickets

16 Mar 2011 19:45

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Manchester City Tickets

20 Mar 2011 16:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Stoke City v Chelsea Tickets

2 Apr 2011 15:00

Britannia Stadium
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Wigan Athletic Tickets

9 Apr 2011 15:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Tickets

16 Apr 2011 15:00

Hawthorns
West Bromwich, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v West Ham United Tickets

23 Apr 2011 15:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Tickets

30 Apr 2011 15:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Manchester United v Chelsea Tickets

7 May 2011 15:00

Old Trafford
Manchester, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Chelsea v Newcastle United Tickets

14 May 2011 15:00

Stamford Bridge
London, United Kingdom

 

English Premiership: Everton v Chelsea Tickets

22 May 2011 16:00

Goodison Park
Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

CHELSEA TICKETS

Watch Fernando Torres, David Luz, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Ramires. Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou, John Terry, Alex, and Nicolas Anelka play live. FC Chelsea Tickets are available now. Buy Chelsea Tickets 2010-2011 securely online - all Chelsea football tickets are guaranteed.

David Luiz's Move to Chelsea Aborted

David Luiz

Benfica has refused to lower David Luiz's €25m price tag, however Chelsea are reluctant to meet the cost and all talks have now been aborted.

Both Manchester City and Chelsea has been interested in David Luiz for awhile. Luiz has been targeted by Chelsea manager Roberto Mancini who wanted Luiz signed quickly. The reported original £35m asking fee is extraordinary.

Reportedly, Luiz has been tipped as the star of the next decade.

At this point, defender Luiz is set to remain with Benefica after talks between the Portuguese champions and Chelsea broke down today.

Luiz has been included in Benfica's squad against Rio Ave in tonight's Portuguese Cup tie and is set to start the match as well. The Brazil international was omitted from the squad for Saturday's league win against Nacional.

Buy Chelsea tickets now online. Great Chelsea football tickets are available.