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Diego Costa stretches remarkable scoring sequence

Diego Costa has been back among the goals in Chelsea’s Premier League encounter at Middlesbrough.

The Spain international opened the scoring at the Riverside Stadium shortly before halftime.

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While that effort was notable for handing the Blues the advantage on the day, as they go in search of a sixth straight success in the league, it also stretched a remarkable individual record.

Costa has now netted seven times in his last seven outings away from Stamford Bridge – with those contests coming against Boro, Southampton, Hull City, Swansea, Watford and Sunderland.

The effort against Middlesbrough has also taken Costa onto 10 for the season in the Premier League and 13 in all competitions for club and country.

He has also provided three assists for grateful teammates and is officially the most productive player in the English top-flight when it comes to ensuring that the ball ends up in the back of the net.