Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says striker Diego Costa will continue his goalscoring run after recapturing his form in recent weeks. Costa has been struggling to match a debut season which saw him score 20 goals in 26 appearances in the Londoners’ title-winning campaign. But the 27-year-old appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch since manager Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho in December, netting six goals in as many appearances, including the only goal of the game in Sunday’s win over Arsenal. “We knew that when he scored a few goals again he would go on and score more, and I think he has confidence,” Courtois told the club’s official website. “He’s a top striker and he will score more goals for us, this was a big one.”
Chelsea have climbed to 13th in the table in recent weeks on the back of the Premier League’s longest current unbeaten run and midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident they can maintain that upward turn over the next few months. Costa’s goal at the Emirates extended their unbeaten run to eight games and Matic said: “This was the real Chelsea, and I believe that we can show again in the future that we deserve to play for this club. “Of course we are not in a good position in the table but there are a lot of games until the end of the season and we have chance to show our quality.” Chelsea are looking to extend their run when they travel to Championship side Milton Keynes Dons in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.