Chelsea FC striker Diego Costa scored his tenth goal with the opener against Newcastle on Saturday, before setting up team-mate Willian with a delightful through ball for the Blues’ third.
Chelsea prepared for the tough midweek Champions League fixture away to Paris Saint-Germain in the best way possible, demolishing Newcastle United 5-1 in front of a raucous Stamford Bridge crowd. Spain international Pedro scored a brilliant brace, but it was Diego Costa who opened the scoring in the fifth minute and laid the foundations for the rout.
Unsurprisingly, Blues supporters were delighted with the former Atlético Madrid striker’s performance, taking to Twitter to heap praise on the 27-year-old. Manager Guus Hiddink later revealed that Costa was desperate to play despite his broken nose, because of which the Chelsea hitman was sporting a protective face-mask on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans were also delighted with youngster Bertrand Traoré’s first ever Premier League goal. Incidentally, with the strike, he became the first player from Burkina Faso to feature on a Premier League scoresheet.
Here are some of the best tweets from the game:
Is Diego Costa the fireworks show they were talking about?
— ChelseaFansChannel (@ChelseaFansYT) February 13, 2016
Mask or no mask, Diego Costa is class. Pure class. Great movement and finish. Willian assist.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) February 13, 2016
Costa’s finish and assist today were absolutely world class, maybe we should get Tomori to bop him on the nose once a week til May?
— Ollie Glanvill (@ollie_glanvill) February 13, 2016
Diego Costa is in absolute beast mode at the moment btw.
— Tweeds (@JoeTweedie) February 13, 2016
Imagine if Costa played at his best for a whole season? Combine first half of last season and second half of this and you have some gl tally
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 13, 2016
Costa on fire tonight. Proper champions football this.
— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) February 13, 2016
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) February 13, 2016
Now that is what I’ve been after. Clinical, arrogant, attacking football & minutes for the youngsters. Thank you Chelsea and thank you Guus
— Nick (@BlueTintedNick) February 13, 2016
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 13, 2016
Great performances across the pitch today. Pedro superb, Hazard quietly effective. Cahill controlling. Great team goal from Traore #cfc
— The Real Tony G (@GrocerJackUK) February 13, 2016
Bertrand Traoré has scored with his first shot on-target in the Premier League.
Off the mark. pic.twitter.com/qsrSsZelzU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 13, 2016
Let’s just take a moment and appreciate the Willian-Costa partnership. pic.twitter.com/vDDe7JaWeA
— Mourinholic (@Mourinholic) February 14, 2016
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) February 13, 2016