English Premiership

Diego Costa voted the 'Buy of the Season'

2014-10-23 12:07
Diego Costa (Supplied)
Diego Costa (Supplied)
Cape Town - Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been voted as the English Premiership's "Buy of the Season" by Sport24 readers.

Last season, Jose Mourinho ruled his side out of the title race when he said: "The title race is between two horses and a little horse that needs milk and needs to learn how to jump," but by purchasing Costa, he has transformed his side almost instantly.

Chelsea signed the profilic Spanish forward from Atletico Madrid for £32 million during the summer transfer window and in the process turned Mourinho's "little horse" into a pedigreed race horse which all other title contenders are battling to keep up with.

Costa has scored nine goals in seven games for Chelsea in the English Premiership this season and in doing so has been chosen by Sport24 readers as the best new player in the league.

The Spanish striker earned 42% of the votes as he beat Manchester United's record signing Angel Di Maria to the award.

Di Maria has shone the brightest for a struggling United side so far this season and the Argentine winger captured 36% of the readers votes.

Cesc Fabregas' return to the English game has been nothing short of remarkable. Fabregas has been at the centre of Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season, often providing Costa with the opportunity to score.

Fabregas has an incredible seven assists to his name this season. The former Arsenal midfielder came third in the poll receiving 12% of votes cast.

Arsenal fans may love him but Alexis Sanchez managed just 5% of the vote while Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli gained 4% of the vote. One can only presumed that those who cast their vote in favour of Balotelli make up the most die-hard Scousers reading Sport24.

Despite scoring six goals for Southampton and making his international debut for Italy, in which he scored as well, Graziano Pelle received just 1% of the vote.

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