There's little doubt who the star of Chelsea's superb start to the season is. Diego Costa's seven goals in his first ever four games for the Blues helped Mourinho's side to maximum points from their opening four fixtures in the Premier League. A ruthless striker was the missing ingredient from Chelsea's push towards the title last season with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all failing to consistently find the back of he net.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that striker Diego Costa will return up front for Chelsea against Premier League champions Manchester City in a huge match on Sunday.
Costa has made a brilliant start to his Chelsea career, scoring seven times in four Premier League matches already. But the £32 million signing from Atletico Madrid was only a substitute in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw with Schalke as he his not ready to play more than one game a week, after aggrevating a hamstring problem while on international duty earlier this month.
3 to see: De Klassieker, Fla-Flu and a Premier League title duel is a post from: Just Football
It's another helter skelter ride of vicious derbies and early title clashes in this week's edition of Just Football'sThree to See column. The Premier League is set for another heavyweight battle, while Brazil and the Netherlands are gearing up for the renewal of hostilities in two of their biggest derbies.
English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's hard to tell much after just one group game, but a string of unimpressive results and performances from English sides in the Champions League this week has left me wondering, do fans of the top four sides need to re-evaluate their expectations?
Saturday's match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Villa Park is a matchup of two out of the three undefeated clubs in the Barclays Premier League (the other is of course league-leading Chelsea). While the two clubs both have yet to lose in league play so far this season, they have done so in different ways.
The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign [.
Chelsea FC have started the 2014/15 Barclay's Premier League season in scintillating style, winning all four English Premier League matches so far, including a nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park against Everton. The Blues look a favorite to lift the trophy at the end of the season.
The only downside to the season so far are the occasional defensive lapses that result in poorly conceded goals.
As the FIFA 15 pre-release hype continues to gather apace, here's the latest EA Sports teaser viral which sees the game's UK cover star Eden Hazard press-ganged into demonstrating the new raft of skill and flair moves available,including some nice little Zidane-esque roulettes and a Zlatan-esque hamstring-twanger of a flying backheel volley.