Diego Costa's meteoric rise to the forefront of European football has led to him being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Blues themselves currently possessing an Atletico striking legend in Fernando Torres. Costa is just 1/3 (1.33) in places to sign for Chelsea
A prodigal return to the Spanish capital has been mooted for Torres, meaning that it is quite possible next season these two centre forwards could be swapping teams, an outcome that's available at 3/1 (4.0).
For the moment though, they will be very much focused on helping their current employers progress to the Champions League final, although it is Costa who will be attracting the most attention in the scorers market.
The Brazil born Spanish international has enjoyed the kind of season that defines a career, netting 27 league goals and putting the Rojiblancos in pole position to claim their first la Liga title in 18 years.
Fast, strong, aggressive, with a great touch and powerful in the air, Costa is close to being the complete striker and at 25-years-old the best may yet be to come.
William Hill offer him at 7/2 (4.50) to open the scoring and 10/11 (1.91) to net at anytime, with the latter seemingly extremely generous.
Torres for his part has failed to flourish in west London but a return to the stadium which will always be home may yet galvanize him should he be included in the starting line-up.
The World Cup winner can be backed at 11/4 (3.75) to net at anytime which is the same price as his fellow forwards Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o.
Atletico however, concede precious few goals, especially at home and none of those players inspire particular confidence.
Costa on the other hand, is flying and it is hard to conceive of a better goal scorer bet better than backing him to net on Tuesday evening so punters are advised to take advantage of the 10/11 (1.91) on offer about him finding the net and showcasing his talents in front of his potential future employers.
|Diego Costa to score at anytime at 10/11 (1.91) 3.0pt stake with William Hill|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid