The Blues' new £35 million striker believes that Jose Mourinho has assembled a team capable of competing on all fronts and expects that quality to improve his own game
The Spain international, who made a £35 million move to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer, is ready to fight the likes of Fernando Torres for a place in the team and expects to see his own game improve as a result of working with the talent at Jose Mourinho's disposal.
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Of his battle for a starting spot, the Brazilian-born forward observed: "Firstly, it's important for me to respect the situation I'm in. I've come here to have a great fight professionally with Fernando Torres in order to get into the team.
"Working with players such as those here will definitely aid my game and I know I'll get chances. I look forward to playing with them but the most important thing is getting into the team and that's not a foregone conclusion."
Costa credited Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea's Spanish contingent, for their help in convincing him that he had made the right decision during La Roja's short-lived World Cup campaign.
"Of course, I spoke to them during the World Cup at various times," the 25-year-old continued. "When I knew I was making the step to come here I took advice and asked what to expect.
"They told me it was an outstanding club with great staff and a great structure to it. They told me it would be a place where I could enjoy my football and improve my own game."