Diego Costa popped up with the goal to take Chelsea top, but it's Victor Moses people are talking about

Chelsea now top the Premier League, after that man Diego Costa popped up with a winner away to Middlesbrough.

The Spain international’s crisp volley means he is the first player in the Premier League to reach 10 goals this season and made it six wins and six clean sheets in a row for the London club – all since manager Antonio Conte started playing them in a 3-4-3 too.

Costa’s continued brilliance earned him the plaudits once again, especially because he’s managed to keep his temperament sufficiently in check despite being one yellow card away from a suspension – something which has been hurting the heads of Fantasy Football managers for weeks.

Despite the Costa talk though, the big performance of the game came from Victor Moses, who bagged a Man of the Match award for his work on the right wing.

Don’t adjust your screens. We do mean the same Victor Moses who has spent the majority of his time at Chelsea out on middling to lesser successful loan spells, such as at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham.

Moses joined the Blues in 2012 but has never really settled into the team. Now 25 years old, he’s finding his feet at the club, having picked up another match award a few weeks ago.

It’s fair to say the player’s conversion under new boss Conte has attracted a feeling of some surprise.

Others reckon they knew he had it in him all along.

Not everyone is convinced the player should stay at Chelsea though and reckon there’s some deals to be made in the January transfer window.

Whether or not you think Moses has reached a level that justifies his place in the team at the top of the league, his presence in it is undoubtedly a curve ball.

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