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Just in: Diego Costa fires Chelsea to top of EPL standings

Diego Costa has scored his tenth goal of the season to shoot Chelsea to the top of the English Premier League standings.

Diego Costa celebrates his lone goal with team mates

The Brazilian striker found the much sought goal in the 41st minute to grasp all three points for ‘the blues’ away at Middlesbrough.

Costa stylishly flicked the ball into the net from a set-piece, leaving Victor Valdes with no chance in goal.

Diego Costa’s 10th goal of the season puts #CFC 1-0 up against Middlesborough. #pl pic.twitter.com/JqxqGj0R7m

— SoccerArena24 (@soccerarena24) November 20, 2016

Eden Hazard and Victor Moses did most of the dirty-job for Conte’s men upfront but a very formidable Middlesbrough defence stood firm to repel all forms of danger earlier on.

Adama Troare as well as Alvaro Negredo wasted a handful of chances in their bid to restore parity in the game.

It ended: Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Chelsea.

With 28 points from 12 games, Chelsea have unseated Liverpool at the summit of the standings after the Reds only managed a goalless draw at Southampton on Saturday, November 19; with Klopp’s men having 27 points.

Manchester City are third with 27 points as well, while Arsenal occupy the fourth position with 25.

See the full EPL standings HERE.

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