Chelsea striker Diego Costa quick to thank team-mates

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In-form Chelsea striker Diego Costa has thanked his team-mates for their help so far this season, although he admits he will eventually hit a bad patch of form.

The former Atletico Madrid star has already scored seven goals in four games for the Blues so far this season after his move from Spain for £32million.

Costa scored a hat-trick on Saturday at Stamford Bridge against Swansea in a 4-2 win, despite reports suggesting he would miss the match due to a hamstring injury.

The 25-year-old, who played for Spain at the World Cup, has thanked his team-mates for their help but he admits his run will eventually stop at some point.

He said: “I try to play in the best manner, and hopefully things will continue like this, but there will be a moment when I cannot score. That is football.

“Every striker has their way of playing and their strengths and a different team behind them. That is very important.

“If you do not have the team behind you, then you can’t do things on your own. It all depends on the team.

“I am adapting very well, although it’s not just me. The key is the group that we have. It is like a family. The squad and all the people around the team are united in our cause.”

Costa will be hoping to continue his rich run in front of goal when the Blues play Schalke on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho’s side are 1.32 to win, with the draw 5.04, while Schalke are 8.77 to get the victory with Dafabet.

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