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Costa ‘The Best Striker in the World’ says Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that Diego Costa is the best striker in the world. Costa was part of the Blues’ 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, with ex-Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku lining up for the home side.

Lukaku is in contention for the Golden Boot this year and has been linked with a return to Chelsea in the summer, with Costa having agitated for moves back to Atletico Madrid and to China, rumours abound of him leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Lukaku is the rumoured replacement, but Conte was in no doubt as to Costa’s credentials in the build-up to Sunday’s game, “"Lukaku is a good guy but for us Diego is very important and, in this part of the season, he will be decisive for us," said the Italian.

"We are talking about two great strikers. But you know that Diego, for me, is the best striker in the world. I think it's great to have talent. But I like a lot when you are a warrior during the game and, above all, if players with talent show they work hard during the game."

 
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