Martin Keown: 'Diego Costa is mixture of Dennis Bergkamp and Didier Drobga'

Martin Keown looks on prior to the pre-season match between Corby Town and Stevenage at Steel Park on August 2, 2011 in Corby, England
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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that Diego Costa combines the ability of Didier Drogba and Dennis Bergkamp.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has likened Chelsea striker Diego Costa to Dennis Bergkamp and Didier Drogba.

The Spain international has scored seven goals in four games since signing for £32m from Atletico Madrid in the summer, and was awarded the Player of the Month gong for August.

Keown told the Daily Mail: "He's a mixture of Dennis Bergkamp's touch and Didier Drogba's strength and presence.

"He can have a tear-up or score the perfect goal and that is unusual. He has anticipation, hunger and doesn't mind scoring scruffy goals.

"Every defender in the Premier League should be relishing the prospect of facing Costa."

Manchester City host Chelsea on Sunday.

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
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