Nemanja Matic hails Diego Costa's impact at Chelsea

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) celebrates scoring with teammate Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match against Swansea on September 13, 2014
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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic praises Diego Costa for the form that has seen him score seven goals in four games since his arrival from Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has talked up the impact that Diego Costa has made since his arrival at the club.

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

Matic told Chelsea's official website: "Diego is very important for us, he's a great striker, he scored three goals [against Swansea City] and that's why Chelsea bought him.

"I hope he will continue to score goals; he works very hard on the pitch, not only offensively but defensively as well."

Costa is currently top of the Premier League scoring charts.

Nemanja Matic of Chelsea celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
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