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Chelsea star among the world’s best, claims team-mate

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Having failed to play alongside Diego Costa in his first Chelsea spell, David Luiz has now claimed the Spanish international is one of the world’s best strikers, report the Daily Star.

Only managing 12 Premier League goals all of last season, the 28-year-old already boasts seven top flight strikes to his name so far in 2016/17 and there’s no doubting the old Costa is back.

Speaking to Chelsea Magazine, David Luiz was more than complimentary of his team-mate while claiming: “I like Diego because he never forgets where he came from.

“Diego now plays for one of the best clubs in the world, Diego now plays in some of the best stadiums in the world, Diego is now one of the best strikers in the world.”

Undoubtedly lauded as one of the world’s best strikers when signing for Chelsea from Atletico Madrid back in 2014, Costa’s stock fell during a forgettable season for the Blues last term where they eventually finished 10th.

Missing out on a place in Vicente del Bosque’s Spanish side for Euro 2016 as a result, the striker was back in┬áJulen Lopetegui’s squad for the recent internationals against Italy and Albania.

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