Diego Costa has now scored 50 Premier League goals for Chelsea – and is the eighth quickest player in the Premier League’s history to reach that landmark.
He scored Chelsea’s third and fourth goals in their 4-2 victory over Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Although Diego Costa has been beaten in the race to 50 goals by the likes of Sergio Aguero ,Ruud van Nistelrooy and Thierry Henry, the Chelsea striker has managed to reach the feat in one game fewer than former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Conte’s side now need four victories from their remaining fixtures to become champions, although that is supposing Tottenham maintain winning form during their trickier run-in. Spurs have no leeway and the leaders will watch events at Selhurst Park on Wednesday with interest, but they can sense the title edging ever closer. “We must be confident about the future,” added Conte. “We only have to think about ourselves.”