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Jose Mourinho lauds Diego Costa as one of world’s best strikers

Chelsea v Swansea City - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Hat trick scorer Diego Costa of Chelsea shakes hands with Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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After watching Diego Costa score three times for Chelsea on Saturday in their 4-2 win over Swansea, Jose Mourinho reserved special praise for his new star striker in the post match press conference.

Signing Costa from Atletico Madrid for $55 million this summer looks like being one of the best pieces of business around, as the Blues finally possess the predatory striker they’ve been lacking.

[WATCH: Costa scores his first Chelsea hat trick]

It wasn’t all butterflies, balloons and party hats from Mourinho though. The Portuguese boss still found time to lament his side for defensive mistakes which let Swansea score twice as Chelsea have now conceded five time in their last two PL games. Watch the video above to see Mourinho’s comments in full.

On the flip side, they have scored 15 goals in their opening four matches. So, it’s not all doom and gloom for the ‘Special One.’

With Costa around this season, Chelsea threaten to run away with things as the creative genius of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar create so many chances for Costa to score.

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