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Chelsea star Diego Costa has bagged 12 Premier League goals this season

The Spain international has been in staggering form this season, smashing home 12 goals in 16 Premier League appearances.

And he’ll be hoping to shine once again when Antonio Conte’s team visit London rivals Crystal Palace tomorrow.

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Premier League winner Chris Sutton joined Chelsea from Blackburn in 1999

“If Diego Costa carries on this form he will romp to the Player of the Year award.”

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton praises Stamford Bridge star Diego Costa

Costa performances have been integral to raising hopes that the title could be on its way back to Stamford Bridge come May.

And Sutton believes he could be on course for an accolade of his own should he continue to impress.

Writing for the Daily Mail, the former Chelsea hitman said: “Alexis Sanchez may run him close but I have been so impressed with how Diego Costa has led the line for Chelsea.

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Spain star Diego Costa will be out to impress when Chelsea face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

“He has his head screwed on the right way this season — he even played the peacemaker during the fracas at Manchester City.

“He is scoring goals, bringing others into play and if he carries on this form he will romp to the Player of the Year award.”

Chelsea travel to Selhurst Park top of the table, six points clear of second-place Liverpool.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/571024/Chelsea-Crystal-Palace-Live-Chris-Sutton-Antonio-Conte-Diego-Costa-Latest-CFC-News